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Pavithra Wanniarachchi questioned over Galle Face attack

May 19, 2022 10:16:45 AM - colombogazette.com

Former Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today over the Galle Face attack.

Her husband Kanchana Jayaratne was also questioned by the CID for several hours today.

Yesterday, parliamentarians Rohitha Abeygunawardena, C.B. Ratnayake and Sanjeewa Edirimanne were questioned by the CID over the Galle Face attack.

The Police said that the MPs were questioned over the mob attack on peaceful protesters at Galle Face and those gathered outside Temple Trees.

Two Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarians, Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake, have already been remanded till 25th May over the attack on peaceful demonstrators near Temple Trees and Galle Face.

The two MPs were accused of being involved in the 9th May mob attack on the peaceful demonstrators.

The mob had launched the attack on the demonstrators after attending a meeting at Temple Trees with then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had earlier informed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena of a plan to question a number of MPs over the recent violence at Galle Face and near Temple Trees. (Colombo Gazette)