The Defense Secretary is directly responsible for the communal violence that erupted in Aluthgama and several other areas in Kalutara District says the JVP Member for Western Provincial Council Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa. He said this at the monthly sessions of the PC held today (17th).
He said, “The illegal meeting held by the BBS in Aluthgama town on the 15th aroused communalism which resulted in attacks on Muslims in the area and their properties. It has been established that the BBS has had very close relationships with the Defense Secretary.
There are allegations that the STF and security forces did not mediate to control the situation when those who were incited after the illegal meeting of the BBS launched attacks. This would have been due to the instructions of a powerful person in the government.”