Investigations have revealed that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna had been involved in the Free Trade Zone clash well armed and in an organized manner.
Initial inquiries have disclosed that thugs of the JVP had attacked the Police in a well planned manner during the disturbance that surfaced within the Katunayake Free Trade Zone recently. The clash had been mooted by thugs of the Inter University Students Federation, a Student Organization affiliated to the JVP which got involved in the protest of the FTZ workers. The police entered the scene unarmed to provide security to the protesters. A notable feature was the non use of at least a baton. Under such circumstances, the JVP thugs assaulted police officers and created disturbances. Our camera crew was able to record video footage how JVP thugs brutally assaulted the officers including DIG Ravi Wijegunawardena.
The video footage clearly displayed how the thugs had attacked with clubs and stones in this incident. It has already come to light that those who participated in the brutal assault on the unarmed police officers were thugs of the JVP’s Interuniversity Students Federation. It has also been revealed in investigations that Ranasinghe Dulip Prasanka alias Kura, an activist of the Inter University Students Federation was the mastermind of the violence.
In the meantime information is surfacing of a secret conspiracy of the JVP to unleash such violent incidents countrywide based on the Katunayake fiasco. A young worker of the FTZ became a victim based on the JVP Politburo plan. Party internal sources claim that the JVP plan was to unleash killings instigating the Defence Sectors and the civilians through demonstrations. The public are called upon to be frequently cautious about such incidents.