Minister Maithreepala Sirisena stated today that there is a threat to his life.
Speaking at a press conference held at his official residence, Minister Sirisena stated that he was speaking neither as the minister of health nor as the general secretary of the SLFP.
Reports stated that a group of individuals including Daham Sirisena, who is a son of Minister Maithreepala Sirisena had assaulted Asela Vaidyalankara, the son of DIG Ravi Vaidyalankara on the 24th.
However, 13 individuals, including the son of Minister Maithreepala Sirisena were arrested in connection with the assault on the 24th but were released on police bail on the same day.
Minister Maithreepala Sirisena spoke to media for the first time regarding the incident that took place at the Batticaloa - Pasikuda coast and During his statement Minister Sirisena criticized media as well.
Although the minister criticized media institutions, our news team had been unable to get in touch with the minister, his son or any of their relatives till today.
Our news team has made numerous calls to Minister Sirisena with regard to this incident on 011 269 7184, 027 222 3127, 071 831 7317.
We also obtained the cellular phone number of the minister's son Daham Sirisena from a coordinating secretary of Minster Sirisena.
Thus we tried to reach Daham Sirisena on 071 645 4442 and since there was no response, we have left a SMS requesting him to get in touch with our news team.
However, we have not received a response