Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says the government must take action to safeguard the good name of the country's security forces.
UNP Communications Division head and parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said that taking action against the persons responsible for the Weliweriya killings would secure the goodwill of the security forces that has been lost following the Weliweriya controversy.
He observed that the good reputation the security forces had was lost due to the actions of some officials of the security forces partial to the government.
"If this was a responsible and democratic government, those responsible for the incident would have been arrested and court martialed. And those who ordered them to do so also must resign," Samaraweera said.
Samaraweera added that an independent, impartial inquiry would reveal the names of the culprits behind these incidents.
However, according to the UNP MP, an impartial inquiry into the incidents in Weliweriya and Grandpass would not be carried out.