Rajitha, Hirunika Contradict Each Other In Style
by The Third Eye
Latest good governance Parliamentarian to be embroiled in imbroglio, Hirunika Premachandra, ran into a fresh controversy with her stated alibi. Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne rejected her claim that the lady MP was meeting him at the time of the abduction, stating that he was out of the country at the time of the alleged abduction.
I usually commence my public day between 9am to 10am, but on that particular day there was a huge crowd. Also, when I came back from my meeting with Minister Rajitha Senaratne, it was about 12.45 pm. Before I came back to the office, I received a phone call from one of my staff members from the office claiming that there was a huge crowd gathered for the public day. So I had to send my husband there to handle the situation and organize the crowd. Later on I arrived at the office about 12.45 pm after finishing the discussion with Minister Rajitha Senaratne. Since we were starting things fresh in a new year, me and my husband both wanted to post a remark on Facebook stating that we are holding a public day for the people.” The above remarks were made by Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra while participating for the ‘Janahanda’ political talk show hosted by TNL television station on 2015-01-04. Here, she claims that during the time of the alleged controversial abduction of a youth by her security personnel, she was at a discussion with Minister and Cabinet Media Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne.
“Me? No, I was not even in the country at the time of this incident. No, I never contacted the police regarding this incident. I only got to know when I came back to Sri Lanka that something like this had happened. I never intervene in police matters. I don’t talk to the police even in my hometown, and many people who aided me have been in remand. But I have never spoken to the police on their behalf”.
Minister Rajitha Senaratne made the above remarks in response to a question raised by a journalist on allegations levelled against him claiming that he is ‘blocking’ the police from arresting Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra.
He claims that he was out of the country during the alleged abduction and that he only got news of it when he arrived back in Sri Lanka. Therefore, Minister Senaratne’s remarks stand in stark contrast to the previous statement made by Parliamentarian Premachandra claiming that she was at a discussion with Senaratne at the time of the abduction.