Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa urged former MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s complete freedom without any conditions.
Premadasa said so on Sunday (22) after visiting Ramanayake, who is being held at the Welikada Prison.
“Despite his imprisonment, Ranjan did not betray his soul. He is not a rapist, paedophile, or bank robber to be imprisoned. He is a truthful people’s representative who never betrayed his soul to anyone. I can remember that Ranjan himself had once said, ‘They are all friends, brother’ and that’s why Ranjan is still in jail, because he was not a stakeholder’s friend,” added Premadasa.
He further said the SJB requested the Government to confirm Ramanayake’s complete freedom several times, yet it has fallen on deaf ears. “In the name of humanity, we request to protect the democratic rights of Ramanayake and provide his complete freedom without any conditions,” he added.
SJB MP Mujibur Rahman was also present.
By Nabiya Vaffoor