Media secretary fled Sri Lanka due to Police crackdown

Sri Lankan Police Criminal Investigations Department has revealed the former media secretary of Sri Lankan Minister Rajitha Senaratne has fled the country soon after an anticipatory bail application was filed to prevent the arrest for the serious exposure made with media on white van abductions.

The drivers of the white vans in a statement given to CID has claimed the media conference and the makeup along with necessary prepping was done by media secretary M.I. J. Wijenaike alias Malith. It was found that he has fled the country to avoid possible arrest.

Police believes Wijenaike could be the centre of focus in order to revel important facts about the white van abductions and the investigations are underway. During the last few days Wijenayake’s house was checked and his parents were interrogated. 

Wijenayake was arrested some years ago at the Katunayake International Airport on his return from abroad after releasing some controversial photographs of President Maithripala Sirisena and his family who was on an official visit engaged in wasting public money for private requirements.

Colombo magistrate’s court issued an overseas travel ban on former Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne with effect from last week.

Minister who revealed serious information on white van abductions at a media conference filed anticipatory bail applications twice to prevent the government arresting him. 

Due to the growing tension his media secretary fled Sri Lanka to avoid Criminal Investigations Department arresting him too. Meanwhile the CID has revealed the former media secretary of Minister Rajitha Senaratne has fled the country soon after an anticipatory bail application was filed to prevent the arrest for the serious exposure made with media on white van abductions.

The drivers of the white vans in a statement given to CID has claimed the media conference and the makeup along with necessary prepping was done by media secretary M.I. J. Wijenaike alias Malith. It was found that he has fled the country to avoid possible arrest.

Police believes Wijenaike could be the centre of focus in order to revel important facts about the white van abductions and the investigations are underway. During the last few days Wijenayake’s house was checked and his parents were interrogated. 

Wijenayake was arrested some years ago at the Katunayake International Airport on his return from abroad after releasing some controversial photographs of President Maithripala Sirisena and his family who was on an official visit engaged in wasting public money for private requirements.

May 19, 2008 , Rajitha rejected fresh Norwegian role – In a brief interview with Medias on his return from Norway Senaratne said the vast majority of the people had felt the Norwegian government had given oxygen to the LTTE during the CFA, thereby strengthening its capacity to achieve its objectives through military means. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government would continue military operations against the group until it laid down its arms unconditionally and returned to the negotiating table.

Minister Senaratne dismissed assertion that the government would undermine the ongoing military campaign.

During his meeting with Solheim, Senaratne said the people believed that the Norwegian government had been partial to the LTTE.

The Minister said that he asked Solheim whether the Norwegian government, the United States and the European Union would guarantee that the LTTE was genuinely interested in a negotiated settlement.