COLOMBO : The March 12 Movement called the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to suspend State Minister Lohan Ratwatte’s party membership and take disciplinary actions against him for his alleged behaviour in the two prisons.
Convener of the March 12 movement Rohana Hettiarachchi pointed out that there is no public confidence in the investigation being conducted by a Commissioner of the Prisons Department who is a party to the case.
He pointed out that the strange silence of the leaders of political parties was a powerful factor in creating such an ugly and dirty political culture.
If a person acts in a way that brings disgrace to Sri Lanka in the international arena, the Heads of State and the party leadership should take appropriate action against that person, Hettiarachchi added.
Demanding a fair investigations, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Kavinda Jayawardena said that there are reports that prison officials are being pressured into giving evidence contrary to what actually took place during the incident.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner-General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya visited the Anuradhapura Prison Sunday, September 19 and met the officers who were on duty at the time of the incident.
The Commissioner-General inquired into the allegations that State Minister Lohan Ratwatte had entered the Anuradhapura Prison and behaved in an unhealthy manner.