Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that steps will be taken by Parliament to discuss the statement made by MP Ms. Vijayakala in consultation with the party leaders immediately after consulting the attorney general. The Speaker said this in response to a question raised by MP Wimal Weerawansa regarding MP Vijayakala Maheswaran. He also said that he can not comment on the date on which the AG’s report will be received.
When MP Vijayakala Maheshwaran raised her voice against continuing sexual assault and killing of girls in the north, she stressed that this wasn’t happening during the LTTE period, therefore if the people in the North and East are to live freely the LTTE should have been rebuilt. Then protests came up against her, as a result of this, the government’s child and women’s affairs minister was under pressure to resign.
According to the complaints received regarding the Vijayakala’s statement, investigations are being conducted on accusations based on the penal code on the basis of ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ and the Constitution. A court order has already been received to obtain the electronic copy of Vijayakala’s statement.
The claimants of the case regarding the MP’s statement were believed to be the extremists leaders during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.
Meanwhile several posters displaying ‘leader of the Tamil people – Vijayakala Maheswaran’ have been posted in Jaffna extending the Tamil people’s support to the former state minister. The posters in Jaffna had been written in the following manner: ‘In the past, T Maheshwaran sacrificed his life for the liberation of the Tamil people’. ‘Today we have Vijayakala, the leader of the Tamil people, who sacrificed her ministerial posts’ . ‘We are always with you’.
The posters were owned by writing ‘Tamil speaking people’ at the footage. They are believed to be the supporters of former MP Vijayakala.