Tense situation in Parliament: CID investigations too slow?

Tense situation in Parliament: CID investigations too slow?

31 January 2019 12:00 pm

The investigations conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into the tense situation arose in Parliament on 14th, 15th and 16th November 2018 have been reportedly hindered.

The investigations had been primarily launched into damaging public properties in Parliament and assaulting police officers. Initially, legal actions were to be taken against assaulting police officers who entered the Parliament chamber to provide protection for Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

All parties involved in the incident had been identified by the CID, and the permission of the Attorney General’s Department had been granted to file cases against them.

However, the process of taking legal actions regarding the incident had been reportedly hindered by an invisible hand.

Civil societies claim that the CID’s enthusiasm has waned; they further said the Sri Lanka Parliament’s democracy would be a joke unless necessary legal actions are taken at least by next week.

Meanwhile, sources say that certain parties are attempting to silence the Speaker saying that there is no use investigating what has already happened.

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