Jagoda has pointed out that the current violent situation was spurred due to the conduct of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who should be held accountable for his hand in the inhumane attack on unarmed youth.
He has said that Rajapaksa should accept responsibility for every injury and death that has followed.
Jagoda has also said, the attackers themselves as well as authorities who had looked on, allowing the attack to happen, should also be arrested.
Firmly stating that they will not allow the present administration to continue, Jagoda points out that none of this would have happened if Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned during the initial stage of the struggle.
Arrest & prosecute - Sumanthiran
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran yesterday said that former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa must be arrested and prosecuted.
“Mahinda Rajapaksa who just resigned, must be arrested and brought before the law along with all others who organised and brought the attackers to Colombo,” he tweeted on his official handle yesterday.
Soon after the attacks on peaceful protestors yesterday afternoon, he called for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister and Inspector General of Police (IGP).
“The President, PM and the IGP should resign forthwith! PM for instigating and supplying the hoodlums to attack peaceful protestors, the IGP and the President for deliberately filibustering until the attacks could be carried out before acting,” he tweeted.