Monday, 28 December 2015 - 8:25
Political Parties and Trade Unions renew calls for the arrest of Hirunika Premachandra
Trade unions as well as political parties state that necessary legal action should be taken against MP Hirunika Premachandra over the abduction and assault of an individual.
Secretary to the Education Non-academic Employees Union Ajith K. Thilakaratne stated these views at a media briefing held in Kandy yesterday.
Media spokesperson of the National Freedom Front, Mohammed Muzammil accused the government for not enforcing the law on Hirunika Premachandra at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday.
Deputy Chairman of the Western provincial council, Yasapala Koralage also expressed his views on the matter at an event held in Colombo yesterday.
He added that, Hirunika Premachandra’s code of conduct is unacceptable as a Member of Parliament.
Leader of the Janasetha Peramuna, Ven. Battaramulle Seelaratne thero also questioned as to the powers upheld by Hirunika Premachandra for endorsing such a manner of conduct.
Following a meeting that was held in Hakmana yesterday, Journalists also inquired about the incident from the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
A gang that came in a Defender vehicle had abducted the 34-year-old resident of Gothatuwa who was an employee of a textile shop in Dematagoda on the 20th of this month.
The abducted person said that the persons concerned abducted him in Dematagoda, assaulted him and took him to MP Hirunika Premachandra’s office where he has been threatened.
The suspects were remanded till the 4th of January, but MP Hirunika Premachandra who is the main accused of the incident has not been arrested.