Several persons visit Welikada Prison to inquire into well-being of Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Several persons visit Welikada Prison to inquire into well-being of Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Several persons visit Welikada Prison to inquire into well-being of Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Written by Staff Writer

01 Feb, 2016 | 9:06 pm

A number of persons visited the Welikada Prison to inquire into the well being of Yoshitha Rajapaksa, and the other detainees arrested with him. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita, Sachithra Kavishan Dissanayake and Ashan Ravinath Fernando were remanded by the FCID, following an investigation into transactions carried out at CSN.

A senior officer at the Department of Prisons said the group are still being detained at Unit J at the Remand Prison. Shiranthi Rajapaksa and others visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa on Monday afternoon.

Rohitha Rajapaksa stated that they must respect the law since it has been enforced equally on all people.

MP of UPFA, Namal Rajapaksa noted that a decision on bail is to be issued on February 11. He added that when a decision on bail is pending, the person is not  taken into remand custody and then decision issued. He went on to note that they give the punishment first and then decide whether bail will be given.

Twenty one  MPs representing the joint opposition visited the prison to inquire into the well-being of five detainees.Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, MP Dinesh Gunawardena stated that a member in the Board of Directors who is close to the government is not arrested.

He added that turning this into”secret information” is very dangerous as they have decided to boycott all state events until the situation is resolved.

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