Probe sought into killing of Rajapaksa`s advisor

The UNP has echoed concerns raised over the investigation by the family members of the slain presidential advisor.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2011, 00:49 AM IST

Colombo: The main Sri Lankan opposition UNP
here on Thursday called for an independent probe into the slaying of
a presidential advisor during local government elections
early this month.

Bharatha Laxman Premachandra, president Mahinda
Rajapaksa`s trade union advisor was gunned down on October 8
in an exchange of fire with a party politician.

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva is still lying critically
injured with gun shot injuries.

"The investigations so far has proved unsatisfactory.

This indicates break down of law and order. So we urge an
independent investigation," Tissa Attanayake, the UNP general
secretary told reporters after party`s policy making working
committee meeting here this evening.

The UNP has echoed concerns raised over the investigation
by the family members of the slain presidential advisor who
expressed dissatisfaction.

Since the shooting incident the government enforced new
regulations making it compulsory for all VIP security
personnel to wear uniforms in duty.

PTI