JO activists behind recent mob attacks?

2019-05-16 at 07:10

Leader of the JVP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake has charged it is evident that a group of Joint Opposition activists were behind the recent mob attacks reported in several areas within the country.

Speaking during a rally in Hatton MP Dissanayake claimed certain individuals are attempting to gain petty political mileage through the prevailing situation.

The Parliamentarian noted the faction aims to benefit from an election conducted during a stage when the country is in destitution adding they will lose their election slogans if the situation returns to normal and therefore they are attempting to return to power by creating unrest.

MP Dissanayake stressed a bomb was found in an area in a Muslim majority village in between Narammala and Dambadeniya adding it was found by two Candidates of the Joint Opposition.

The Parliamentarian claimed a political force is attempting to ensure the country remains destitute in the long term adding therefore the public should not contribute towards such efforts.

Meanwhile addressing a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday Convenor of the National Public Council Chameera Perera called for the government deal with suspects involved in mob violence in the same manner as terrorists.

The Convenor added on one hand a faction is attempting to hamper the education system of the country while on the other hand they are attempting to incite hatred among races, assault minorities and destroy their property.

He said after two to three weeks of defeating terrorism the Opposition is executing an agenda to attain aims that couldn’t be achieved during the October 26th coup.

Perera further noted it is concerning how Madumadawa Aravinda, Namal Kumara, Amith Weerasinghe and Dan Priyasad all claim to have been in the area during the unrest.