CP condemns using emergency to arrest protesters


General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka Dr. G. Weerasinghe has stated that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is using the State of Emergency for repressive actions and his party strongly condemns such actions.

While claiming that there have been many incidents of arresting young people, who engaged in peaceful struggle, using emergency law, Dr.Weerasinghe requested the President to immediately stop such unjust actions. He said conducting such action, at a time when everyone in the country is demanding an All-party Government mechanism, will only make it difficult to carry out the mechanism.

Therefore, he said that the suppression should be stopped and the political and economic reforms, demanded by the peaceful activists, should be established in the country and the use of emergency laws to suppress should be stopped immediately.

By Krishan Jayasuriya