The Criminal Investigation Department is due to record statements from six Parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in relation to a group of peaceful protesters being assaulted opposite the Temple Trees and at Galle Face on the 9th of May.
The statements will be recorded in Parliament today.
Accordingly, statements will be recorded from MPs Johnston Fernando, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sanjeewa Edirimanna, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, CB Ratnayake and Indika Anuruddha.
Five teams of the CID visited Parliament yesterday to record statements; however, the process was postponed till today.
The Attorney General on Monday instructed the Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne and the CID to record statements and arrest 22 individuals, including the former Ministers, in connection with the attack on protesters on the 9th of May if sufficient evidence persists of their involvement.
The group also includes Senior DIG-Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon, Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, Mahinda Kahandagama and Dan Priyasad.
The Attorney General’s Department said an extract of its investigations into the incidents has also been submitted to the CID.
SLPP MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake were arrested by the CID on these grounds last evening.