Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has commenced a special operation against UPFA MP Thilanga Sumthipala, who is a key member in the political operation to get Minister Basil Rajapaksa to become the next leader of the country.
The police raid on the karaoke club, Pier 3, operated by Sumathipala and taking in to custody several persons is the first step in the special operation. The luxury night club that was raided by the police is located on a land belonging to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha.
The karaoke club at the night club is operated on a special boat on the Beira Lake.
The night club is being operated by Sumathipala through one of his businessman friends and the police have raided the place alleging that there were prostitutes operating at the venue.
The Defence Secretary’s aim is to create an impression in society that Sumathipala, who hails from a family of Buddhist leaders, is involved in bookies and prostitution.
It is learnt that the Defence Secretary has plans of carrying out more operations of similar nature against Sumathipala.