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* JVP leaders to meet IGP tomorrow over the allegations of violence on May 9th
Sun, May 22, 2022, 09:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that he hopes to meet Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne tomorrow (Monday) morning to discuss the recent violence in the country.

He further stated that the JVP is facing allegations from various quarters regarding the violence and intends to meet the IGP to resolve the issue. The JVP leader also clarified the matter in Parliament recently.

The JVP has sent a letter to the IGP requesting that they be given a date and time to meet the IGP to clarify the true situation.

The party said it is becoming clear that the government is making a shameless and conspiratorial attempt to hunt down the JVP by utilizing the entire chain of events related to the violence that took place on the 9th of this month.

In the letter to the IGP, Vijitha Herath, Information Secretary of JVP noted that the IGP had stated that 150 members of the JVP were among the 450 people arrested in connection with the violence when MP Arundika Fernando contacted the IGP over the phone.

“The statement made that these 150 people are members of the JVP is extremely serious as no formal investigation has been carried out to find out the political background of the arrested persons, and there is no evidence or basis,” JVP Information Secretary pointed out.

The party said it has called for a complete and impartial inquiry into the incidents that took place in front of Temple Trees on the 9th and the Galle Face area as various individuals “with evil intentions” are now making a futile attempt to impose the entire chain of violence on the JVP.

The JVP has also called for steps to be taken to take legal action against the perpetrators and punish them.


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