Aragalaya now highly politicised – SLPP MP


The ongoing protests has been heavily politicised by those including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) and the genuine intentions of protesters has been heavily undermined, SLPP MP Indika Anuruddha said.

He added those who destroyed State property and public property are those attempting to bring forth their political agenda in guise of protesting against the economic crisis. Anuruddha added that such acts have been prompted by JVP, FSP and the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF).

Anuruddha added there is evidence in regard to those involved in such acts and certain are attempting to flee the country while noting however that those who were not involved in such act have been unfairly blamed.

Speaking at a Media briefing yesterday (27), he noted those who entered the Presidential Secretariat and Temple Trees were unaware of the importance of such property and the documents contained therein adding thereby that President and Prime Minister has been requested to carry out prompt investigations into such incidents.

By Faadhila Thassim