Deputy Minister Nirmala Kotalawala has said that it is ludicrous to note the JVP’s call for an inquiry on the fake Channel Four report, when they did not ask for a probe from the UNP as to how their leaders such as Rohana Wijeweera and Upatissa Gamanayake were killed.
The Deputy Minister said it was very clear that no war crimes had been committed in Sri Lanka. Those who lack political power were indirectly calling for a probe on war crimes to give leadership to the programme of betraying the country. He queried as to why the JVP did not call for an inquiry into the murder of persons such as Rohana Wijeweera, Upatissa Gamanayake and Sumith Athukorale. However, they are calling for a probe on the Channel Four report. Deputy Minister Kotalawala emphatically stated that the need of the villages was to give leadership to the protection of national forces, while contributing to the success of the President’s programmes.
The Deputy Minister was speaking at a function organized to lay the foundation stone for bridge which will come across the Kotmalaa Oya. The bridge is planned to built linking the Vijayabahu Kanda and the Madakumbura villages in Kotmale. The Bridge to cost 27 million rupees will be 77 metres long. It is hoped to complete the construction within nine months. Many people’s representatives, including Parliamentarian P. Radhakrishnan were present.