A new struggle for the release of Ranjan Ramanayake, a humanitarian who had consistently fought against corruption, repression and injustice but is spending a prison sentence, will be launched by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), said Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, speaking to reporters following his visit to the Welikada Prison to see the former MP today (03).
The Opposition Leader added that this movement will fight not only for Mr. Ramanayake’s freedom, but also for his independence and all democratic rights.
Premadasa promised that the SJB will be fully committed to this new movement in the New Year and added that it will be launched with the contribution of the young MPs of the Party.
The SJB Leader also revealed that he had repeatedly urged the President for Ramanayake’s release, to which positive verbal responses were received on many occasions.
Nevertheless, it was unfortunate that such an action had not been implemented in practice to date, he added.
Ramanayake was sentenced a period of rigorous imprisonment over Contempt of Court.