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* Sri Lanka Defense Secretary says people will answer MP Mangala Samaraweera
Sun, Jun 29, 2014, 01:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's secretary to the Ministry of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that the people would answer the opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera if he "fails to apply brakes" to his mouth.

The Defense Secretary warned Samaraweera, the one- time Foreign Minister for giving an interview to the Divaina Sinhala newspaper implying that the Defense Secretary has encouraged the intelligence officers, who according to the MP, were behind the instigation of communal violence that took place recently in Aluthgama and Beruwala.

The Defense Secretary further stated that the Muslim people of this country might have wrong perception on the state intelligence service due to Samaraweera's claims.

MP Mangala Samaraweera at a press conference on June 24 mentioned the names of some high level intelligence officers, who he says encouraged the Buddhist extremist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to instigate attacks on Muslims.

The UNP however, accused the government of adopting a deliberate strategy to protect powerful officers at the top in the guise of keeping secret the names of regular intelligence officers.

Samaraweera told the Divaina newspaper that he is not afraid to say that the communal clashes that took place on June 15 were a well-planned operation by the higher-ups in the government.

A police investigation is underway to take action against MP Samaraweera under 1955 No. 32 Official Secrets Act.

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