UTV |COLOMBO – The Housing and Construction Deputy Minister Indika Bandaranayake emphasized that he would resign from his portfolio if anyone proves that he has connections to the killing of tusker Dala Poottuwa.
He was responding to a question raised by a prominent media network in the island.
The Deputy Minister is accused by certain sections of harbouring the suspects linked to the killing of the elephant.
However, the Deputy Minister admitted that one of the suspects currently on remand supported him during the last general election.
10 suspects have already been arrested in connection with the gunning down of Galgamuwe Dala Poottuwa and they are on remand.
Two Gramaseva officers were arrested last Saturday along with three ivory pendants.
Meanwhile, Law and Order Minister Sagala Rathnayake posted a twitter stating that stern legal action will be taken against those kill elephants.