Image (Daily News): Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray.
Adding one more internal disagreements to the “Yahapalana” governance now Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray has refuted Minster & Cabinet spokesperson Rajitha Senarathna’s claim that AAVA group was created by former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapksa using military intelligence.
Governer has said that military has nothing to do with AAVA Group.
The so called AAVA group has been in the news for harassing people in the North of Sri Lanka for some time now.
The Governor has said as of the information he has received, it was clear the Army was not behind the AAVA Group while responding to a question by a journalist at a press conference at his Office in Battaramulla.
When asked about the comment by Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne that AAGA group was formed with the assistance of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and certain military officers, the Governor said the Minister before going public with that comment should have communicated any such information he has with relevant authorities.
Giving an indirect advice Minister Senarathna had reportedly said that “rather than saying it to the media, it is better if the minister had communicated it first to the Cabinet, State Defence Minister, Defence Secretary, President or the Prime Minister.”
With the inputs from Daily Mirror