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Opposition calls for action against State Minister

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and Tamil Opposition parties have requested action against a State Minister who had allegedly entered the Anuradhapura Prison and intimidated Tamil prisoners.

“I vehemently condemn the disgraceful and illegal behaviour of a Government Minister at the Anuradhapura Prison Complex. This disgusting, unlawful act amply exemplifies the anarchic situation that exists in our country. It is incumbent upon this Government to protect the human rights of all citizens of our motherland. This unlawful and despicable act is a further illustration of the precipitous decline in the present human rights situation in our country. I call upon the President for the immediate removal of this minister from office,” Opposition Leader Premadasa said in his Twitter account.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led by R Sampanthan in a statement called on the Government to immediately remove the State Minister and

have him arrested and charged after an immediate inquiry for allegedly threatening to kill prisoners in Anuradhapura prison on Sunday (12).

Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) President and Jaffna MP Gajendra Ponnambalam said in Twitter that his Party could confirm that “the State Minister for Prisons has gone to the Anuradhapura prisons on the evening of September 12, summoned the Tamil political prisoners and had got two of them to kneel in front of him”.

“The State Minister had pointed his personal firearm at them and had threatened to kill them on the spot. The TNPF condemns in the strongest possible terms this dastardly behaviour of the State Minister. To have the Minister who is supposed to look after their affairs threaten to kill them can’t possibly make their trauma any worse. The TNPF calls for the immediate resignation of the minister and for him to be stripped of all portfolios,” he tweeted.


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