Tamil Diplomat

Serious concerns over statements by Marapana, Wijedasa – Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has stated that serious concerns have been raised about the statements made by two ministers in Parliament on the Avant Garde issue. The two ministers are Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana and Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse.

Addressing a media session, Dr.Rajitha Senaratne charged that Tilak Marapana had made the said statement in the House without obtaining Cabinet approval. He had expressed a view quite contrary to the Government’s stance. In fact he had represented the Avant Garde in a Court case. Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse had stated that he gave orderd not to arrest Gotabhaya. He had interfered with the legal procedures.

‘There is serious concern over the stance by the two ministers among the Cabinet members,’ he said.