CID summons SYU National Organiser

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National Organiser of the Socialist Youth Union (SYU) Eranga Gunasekara was summoned before the CID on Friday (27), to record a statement with regard to the attack on peaceful protesters at Galle Face on 9 May.

Gunasekara, speaking to Ceylon Today, said the CID recorded statements from him and 35 others following the attack. He was summoned to record a statement on Friday (27). He said after giving the statement, he was directed to the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) for examination, as his complaint said he was attacked. He appeared at the CID with Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala.

While stressing that the authorities are chasing the wrong people, Gunasekara added “Mahinda Rajapaksa and his goons are the real culprits.” He said, all parties who are responsible for the attack should be arrested and prosecuted. Gunasekara added, the SYU would not stop the peaceful and democratic protests.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi