In an interesting turn of events, UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma has been summoned before Mathugama Magistrate Courts on March 02.
Video evidence clearly showed that the UNP Parliamentarian made Pradeshiya Sabha member Murugan Pushpakumar kneel in public as a punishment. It was alleged that the Parliamentarian had also assaulted the PS member.
It is now clear that police are treating Thewarappruma, who is now a Parliamentarian of the ruling party, with velvet gloves.
UPFA Parliamentarian Mahinda Samarasinghe had lodged a complaint with the Police Department over the incident, but no action has so far been taken to arrest the Parliamentarian.
“When we set up a party office in my own electorate, a group of thugs led by UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma, came there and threw rotten eggs at the office,” Samarasinghe said addressing a press briefing at the SLFP Headquarters.
Thewarapperuma’s behavior was in stark contrast to the principles of good governance upon which the present government was formed nearly one and a half weeks ago.
President Maithripala Sirisena has repeatedly stated that under the new government action would be taken against wrong-doers irrespective of their positions.