Mangala leaked my video to the media – IGP
IGP Pujith Jayasundara says it is media minister Mangala Samaraweera who had given to the media the video which shows him threatening and attacking elevator operator at the police headquarters Samarakoon Banda.
He has told the CID on the 13th in an angry tone, “I know that a senior DIG at the headquarters gave the video to minister Mangala Samaraweera. Then, Mangala got a coordinating secretary of his to give it to a website operating from overseas (the IGP has named the person and the website). All of them are trying to expel me. That will not work. The president and the prime minister are protecting me fully.”
He was almost in tears when he went on, “You all have seen the clip? Have I assaulted Samarakoon Banda? I only touched his collar. Did I say I would rape that policewoman? (She was there at the meeting) I said that I would ruin you too. Now, all of them are getting together to ruin me. That does not mean I was to be raped.”
When the IGP started narrating his version of the story, a police officer in a backseat said, ‘Keliyaa Thaappeta’, which sent Jayasundara and all the other into laughter.
It was Lanka News Web which broke the news of the incident. We do have the CCTV footage of the entire incident, but we published only an edited one, to prevent any disruptions to future legal action. We will keep a close watch on the action to be taken with regard the complaint filed by Samarakoon Banda to the police commission with our legal support.
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