General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Maithreepala Sirisena states that it was he who ordered the arrest of his brother Priyantha Sirisena.
The Brother of Minister Maithreepala Sirisena, Priyantha Sirisena was placed under arrest by police last Tuesday based on charges of launching an assault on the Manampitya Wild Life Office & causing disruptions to the duties of it's officials.
Followed by his arrest the brother of Minister Maithreepala Sirisena was placed under protective custody until the 30th of this month.
Setting an example based on this incident, Minister Maithreepala Sirisena addressing a media briefing which was held in Colombo today asserted that not even his own brother would be shown any quarter in the event of having committed a felony.
However when inquired by Police Media Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakodi he noted that the police did not require the influence of any party in order to execute its duties.