Repression cannot rectify the people’s pain and displeasure, said Reverend Father Dr. Cyril Gamini, speaking to a briefing held on the arrest of Civil Activist Shehan Malaka today (14).
Suspicions and fears are raised on whether the country is heading towards a dictatorship, he emphasised.
“If there is an attempt to completely block democracy, destroy democracy, deprive the people of their rights and do what they want, then we have doubts as to whether there is an attempt to create such an environment and turn it into a dictatorship. Therefore, we call on all to protect this freedom and rights in this country. Where they are lost, we all need to stand up for our rights,” Rev. Fr. Gamini added.