Despite numerous occasions in which the President was requested to release former MP Ranjan Ramanayake and the Inter-Parliament Union’s stance on releasing him based on nine key points, the former MP is still imprisoned, said Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa today (20).
The Opposition Leader made this observation following his visit to the Welikada Prison to see Ramanayake this morning.
Pointing out that the former MP is spending a prison sentence for neither theft nor misconduct, Premadasa reminded that Ramanayake was a person who always had stood up for the rights of the people.
When the ones who are responsible for the Sugar Scam, the Coconut Oil Scam, the Gas Cylinder Explosion Mayhem and the Fertiliser Scam are still at large, a man who always spoke the truth on behalf of the people is spending a prison sentence, the Opposition Leader pointed out.
Urging the release of Ramanayake once again in the name of Social Service, Premadasa added that he will continue a democratic struggle for the former MP’s release.