Minister Sarath Weerasekera today responded to a statement made by Parliamentarian Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka regarding him in Parliament yesterday.
Minister Weerasekera said MP Fonseka claimed Hewalunuwilage Lasantha alias ‘Tinker Lasantha’ was killed due to his involvement in the murder of Amila Prasanna alias ‘Sunshine Sudda’ adding it was false.
The Minister said ‘Tinker Lasantha’ was killed in a Police shooting in self-defence adding a Magistrate inquest will be conducted into the shooting.
He said he is not able to intervene in an ongoing court case.
The Minister said his goal is to create an environment in the country where anyone can go anywhere in the country without any fears adding he will achieve the goal through any means necessary.
Minister Weerasekera said MP Fonseka made another statement that the Minister declared open a gym that has ties to the underworld.
The Minister denied the statement claiming he was invited by the Kaduwela Deputy Mayor and that gym is operated by the youth of the area.
He urged MP Fonseka to file a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department instead of hiding behind Parliamentary privileges if the MP’s statement was accurate.
Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena the Secretary to the Parliament has been directed to remove unwanted parts of the speeches of today and yesterday from the record.