Now it has come to light that police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara lied to public to cover police brutality in Embilipitiya murder case.
Police has allegedly thrown a Embilipitiya resident Sumith Priyanatha out of a window causing his death. The death had triggered massive protests at the Embilipitya Town. The incident took place on night of 4 January.
Justifying the police intervention at a private party police spokesman a police patrolling team was dispatched to the location that day due to an emergency call made by an area resident.
Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake today told the parliament no such calls have been made to the police emergency number.
Minister Ratnayake added the preliminary investigations have disclosed that it was the police themselves who made calls to the Assistant Superintend of Police (ASP) to inform the incident. The Minister also went on to say that several calls have also been made to the police emergency number to report the clash between the police and area residents.
( with the inputs form Ada Derana)