Mervyn Refuses To Give Details Of Lasantha’s Killers
By Nirmala Kannangara
Following Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva’s statement to a private TV channel on Wednesday, October 6 that he has evidence as to who killed the Founder Editor in Chief of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge, we got in touch with him.
But Silva refused to meet The Sunday Leader and release the “evidence” he claims to have.
Although the Deputy Minister claimed that he knows who Wickrematunge’s killers were and that he has evidence to substantiate who was responsible for the murder, he has thus far fought shy of divulging the names and details of the killers.
“I do not want to divulge the details to The Sunday Leader,” was the only reply Silva gave to the paper when requested for an interview.
Meanwhile, when contacted, Police Spokesperson SP Prashantha Jayakody said that the police knew nothing about such a statement.
“This is the first time I heard of such a statement. If Silva knows who was behind this killing then he should come and give a statement to the CID. If not we cannot summon him to the CID over a statement the Deputy Minister has allegedly made to a private TV channel,” SP Jayakody told The Sunday Leader.