SIU questions Ratnapriya over alleged statement | Daily News

SIU questions Ratnapriya over alleged statement

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Police Department yesterday, questioned Purawesi Balaya Organization Convenor Saman Ratnapriya for over three hours, for allegedly making a statement that amounted to a threat to national security.

Ratnapriya arrived at Police headquarters at around 9.30 yesterday. Members of the Purawesi Balaya Organization Dr. Gamini Viyangoda and Prof.Sarath Wijesuriya were also present at the Police Headquarters yesterday morning.

Ratnapriya was summoned to the SIU, following a complaint made by Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Chief Secretary Upul Nishantha to Police Headquarters.

Upul Nishantha in his complaint stated that Saman Ratnapriya, a member of the ‘Purawesi Balaya’ Organization, had participated in a media briefing on December 6 during which he had allegedly made comments which could create a revolt in the country and would cause a threat to national security. The SIU initiated investigations into the complaint on the directive of IGP Pujith Jayasundera.

Ratnapriya said that he was questioned by the SIU officials over the press conference where this alleged statement was made.


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