The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday alleged that President Maithripala Sirisena, in spite of being the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, was a prisoner in the UNP-led administration. SLPP Chairman Prof. Peiris asserted that President Sirisena was incapable of dealing with what he called an unprecedented police conspiracy.
Addressing the media at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Office, Prof. Peiris emphasised that the government owed an explanation as regards its failure to take Deputy Inspector General of Police Nalaka de Silva, the senior officer in charge of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) into custody in spite of his alleged involvement in conspiracy to assassinate President Sirisena and wartime Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Prof. Peiris said that no arrests had been made though the alleged conspiracy was revealed on Sept 13.
Prof. Peiris said, that it would be of pivotal importance to establish the circumstances under which Nalaka de Silva sought the assistance of the elite Special Task Force (STF) to train some of its men in para-military operations.
Interestingly Peiris who was a minister in the former president Rajapaksha’s government which used its Para military to abduct Tamils for ransom and killed several Tamil MP’s, Human Right activists and Journalists who exposed the Rajapakshas governments abuse of power. Peris and other MP’s were living like slaves of Rajapaksha family who ruled Sri Lanka and were supportive of the Para military killings or afraid to open the mouth.
Mahinda Rajapaksha has said that next presidential candidate of SLPP has to be from Rajapaksha family (Gotha or Basil) and Peiries who is the President of the party or other senior MP’s were silent either they know that they are not fit to be the president of Sri Lanka or they are slaves of Rajapaksha family like President Maithiri a prisoner in the UNP-led administration.