While alleging that the mastermind of the ‘Central Bank robbery’ is in the main chair of the Cabinet, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Propaganda Secretary MP Vijitha Herath claimed that, innocent people who are fighting against the crooked Government, are being labelled as terrorists.
He claimed that former CBSL Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, was banned from leaving the country, through the intervention of the common people. However, he added, Jaliya Wickremesinghe, a relative of the Rajapaksa family, fled the country amid judicial proceedings in Sri Lanka.
Addressing the media on Friday (29), at the JVP headquarters, Herath alleged people who have been charged in the High Court with having misappropriated Rs 62 million, are holding ministerial positions.
“These crooks are in the Cabinet, and the young people, who are struggling against it, are being labelled as terrorists and banned from leaving the country,” he said.
He stressed that so far 18 youth have been banned by Court from leaving the country.
“Ranil Rajapaksa continues to suppress the groups that raise their voices for the country without actually answering the people’s questions. We pressure the Government to stop this action immediately,” he added.
Herath further said Wickremesinghe adopted a repressive policy by imposing emergency law to protect the Rajapaksa gang that sheltered him and helped him to come to power.
“Strict action is being taken against those involved in the Galle Face ‘Aragalaya’. Protesters who speak about the real issues of the people are being hunted, creating a sense of panic across the country,” he stressed.
Herath added that if the government is to find answers to the political and economic crises, they must stop fear mongering and repression and address the real issues immediately. “We urge the Government to realise the people’s right to life. That is the only answer to stop the struggle,” he claimed.
By Aloka Kasturiarachchi