Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Turkey, Bharathi Wijeratne has given many telephone calls to the President to direct the police not to arrest her son.
Bharathi was the wife of former Minister Mano Wijeratne and is a close friend of the President. Bharathi’s son, Rohan Wijeratne had been involved in a brawl with an army major attached to the army intelligence unit at the car park of Jaic Hilton at around 3.30 a.m. on the 9th. Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva’s son, Malaka Silva had also been involved in the fracas.
Malaka and Rohan have been in the company of five girls and the brawl had taken place following an argument. The major who was attacked had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. Bharathi’s son, Rohan Wijeratne has served as the media secretary to Minister Silva and later traveled overseas after Bharathi traveled to Turkey.