As a result of the disgraceful conduct of the Government, Sri Lanka has been brought into disrepute among the international community as an anti-democratic country that does not protect human rights, Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) MP, Dr. Harini Amarasuriya said.
She stressed Sri Lanka is being humiliated because of the Government, not because of the ‘Aragalaya,’ adding that they vehemently condemn the arbitrary arrests of protesters.
Speaking to the media yesterday (23) at JVP Headquarters, Dr. Amarasuriya alleged that since the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) was activated in 1979, it was used for political revenge.
“The present Government too, is using the PTA to suppress anyone who opposes it. The PTA should be abolished and the repression must be stopped immediately. The crises of the country will not be resolved by repressing the people,” she said.
“As citizens, we should not be afraid of the President and the Government, which has become a joke in the eyes of the international community,” she added.
She said the JJB will fight until justice is served.
By Aloka Kasturiarachchi