May 29, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has decided to summon former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to obtain a statement regarding the attacks on the peaceful protests at Gota Go Gama in Galle Face, and the Maina Go Gama in front of Temple Trees in Colombo on 9th May and the subsequent unrest.
In addition to former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Ministers Namal Rajapaksa, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Johnston Fernando and Cabinet Minister Ramesh Pathirana have also been summoned to appear before the Commission next Wednesday (1), the HRCSL said.
Meanwhile, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi has been summoned before the Human Rights Commission tomorrow (30).
The Commission said Mr. Nissanka Senadhipathi has been summoned before the Commission to investigate the allegation that a group of inmates of the Watareka Prison were involved in a political meeting held at Temple Trees on the 9th of May.
Earlier, the Commissioner General of Prisons had also been summoned before the Commission to inquire into the incident.
The Human Rights Commission said the IGP and Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon will also be summoned before the Commission next Thursday (June 02).