Friday, 25th June 2021

Ranil Wickremesinghe calls arrest of Patali Champika Ranawaka undemocratic

Colombo, Dec 21 (BAN/ AD): Former PM and leader of the United National Front Ranil Wickremesinghe has said the arrest of Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka is undemocratic and not acceptable.

Ranil said the arrest of MP Ranawaka has violated the procedures that should be followed when arresting a parliamentary member. It has been done without the knowledge of the Speaker. He added MP Ranawaka was arrested for a case the police have so far failed to offer any reasonable grounds for the arrest.

Ranil Wickremesinghe accused the government of misuse of power and using unlawful ways to take revenge. The United National Front has expressed their strong objection and disappointment regarding this incident.

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