Loku Seeya murder via white van of Rajapakses-
Exactly 4 years ago today ,Loku Seeya alias M.S.M. Niyaz , the Ragama Devale rituals performer was killed brutally after abducting him at Shell gas high security zone , Wattala. He was killed most ruthlessly after being tortured by subjecting him to electric treatment 7 times , and strangling him .Sadly even after four years have elapsed, nobody has been arrested even though there is copious and cogent evidence.
Of the thousands who were abducted in the white Van and killed by the Rajapakse regime, it was only in the murder of Loku Seeya the body was discovered . Along with his body were found a rope,net and some portion of artillery weapon belonging to the Navy.
An ex minister Mervyn Silva furnished copious evidence to the CID in connection with this ghastly murder. Despite this , the investigation into the murder of Loku Seeya seems to be stranded at one point. M.N.M.Hijaz alias Chooti Seeya ,the son of Loku Seeya , had sent letters separately to the Presidential commission inquiring into special crimes, and minister of justice Wijedasa Rajapakse explaining that the murderers of this brutal murder continuing to be scot free is a threat to their lives.
In the sorrowful letter adressed to the minister of justice , it is elaborated thus :
On 27 th October 2011 at about 6.15 p.m. an armed group in a white van arrived at Gunasekera Mawatha , Mahabage police division , and went to Kerawalapitiya Shell Gas high security zone . Later , my father’s tied body was found on the shore off the sea of Badhur town , Akkaraipatu.
Based on CID investigations , the rope used to tie the body ,net etc.belong to the Navy.Three injection vials that cause unconsciousness used by the security divisions , and available only in a few hospitals , and a portion of the artillery weapon were found along with the body of my father .
Mrevyn Silva in his statement to the CID had complained that this is a murder committed by the Navy , army and police special task force jointly on the instructions and advice of the then defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse.
Might I inform that ex minister Felix Perera , present Jaela local body chairman Lalith Nishantha Abeywickrema and the Sugatharama Vihara chief incumbent Ven Thuruwila Viladhamma Thera were behind this murder and was committed based on a conspiracy with their knowledge.
At the time when my father’s body was discovered ,Felix Perera and Lalith Nishantha were touring the district where the body was found. That is a ground for suspicion.The post mortem examination revealed that my father was subjected to electric shock treatment 7 times before he was killed and he was strangled.Can such brutal torture be inflicted by anybody other than the security divisions? This is a most brutal murder committed using state resources and state officers .
My father did yeoman service to the residents of Ragama and the people of Sri Lanka while being engaged in performing main rituals at Ragama maha Devale.Following his death, the public suffered loss beyond measure. My father had served even foreign Kings , and he earned fame for the country.
The publicised voice tape in respect of this conspiracy , CD and documents had been forwarded to the responsible Institutions , and the response received are in our possession. At the necessary moment those can be submitted along with the originals.
What is intriguing is , even after four long years have elapsed since this ghastly murder was committed, and the lady magistrate ordered that the investigations be expedited , and also made several requests to arrest the suspects , it appears no suspect will be arrested based on the available evidence and statements recorded. While urging to expedite the investigation , since the murderers are still free , our lives are at stake .We therefore humbly beg that state security be made available to us .
M.N.M. Hijaas alias Chooti Seeya ,
son of Loku Seeya , assistant ‘Devagathi’ at Ragama Maha Devale who was murdered
His Excellency the President
Hon. Prime Minister
Hon. Minister of Prisons reform , law and order
Secretary to Hon. Minister of defense
President of the Human rights Commission.