Despite denials by the government that its
members assaulted the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) monks, picture
shows Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Jeevan Kumaratunga
menacingly advancing towards the monk, while fellow MP Mervyn
Silva is being held at bay
Two ministers, deputies named in monk attack
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti and Mandana Ismail
Two ministers, two deputy ministers and an MP
have been named as being the key offenders of last Tuesday's
brutal attack on two bhikku MPs in parliament, according to
statements recorded by the police.
Following last week's unruly behaviour in
parliament, that led to a group of government MPs assaulting two
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) monks, Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara
requested the police to hold a speedy inquiry with a view to
prosecuting the offenders.
The police last week consulted Solicitor General
C. R. de Silva and Deputy Solicitor General Palitha Fernando and
were directed to proceed with the investigation.