( January 11, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Minister Keheliya Rambukwella’s daughter who is working at the office of Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Chandula, has been abused by the Deputy Permanent Representative, Major General Shavendra Silva, an official from the office told Lanka News Web.
The Minister’s daughter has complained to senior embassy officials that Silva had forcibly dragged her into his office and tried to abuse her and that she had managed to escape after giving a good fight.
Angered by the incident, the Minister has complained to the President and asked that an inquiry be held with immediate effect.
The President has promised to take action against Shavendra Silva and had asked the Minister to keep quiet about the matter and to not act upon it.
The President has believed that any publicity given to a story about Shavendra Silva turning abusive could be used by the LTTE supporters for their benefit.
The President has also reminded the Minister how he had to intervene and send Chandula to the Sri Lankan embassy in the UN amidst much opposition.
Courtesy: Lanka News Web