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* Investigation on Sri Lanka opposition MP for claim to divulge state intelligence information
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 01:21 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka police will conduct a special investigation on opposition United National Party Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera for his claim to divulge information related to national intelligence.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said at a media briefing today after the investigation further steps are to be taken under the instructions of the Attorney General.

He said that legal action could be taken under State Secrecy Act number 32 of 1955 against those who disclose information about state security or about the tri forces.

A senior police officer will carry out the investigations on the statements made by Mr. Samaraweera at a media conference yesterday, the Police Media Spokesman said.

MP Samaraweera yesterday said the state intelligence officials are behind the communal clashes in the Aluthgama and Beruwala towns and accused several former and present intelligence officials for instigating violence.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested 68 persons and 44 of them have been presented to the courts. Another 30 persons are to be taken into custody shortly, the police spokesman said.

SSP Rohana said the police is viewing the video footage received from the people on the incidents and investigations into the Aluthgama and Beruwala incidents will be completed within the next two weeks.

The police media spokesman asserted that action against the people who were responsible for the incidents will be taken irrespective of their social status.

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