Written by Tharushan Fernando
22 Jul, 2016 | 8:46 pm
The trend of politicians who were ordered to be remanded getting themselves admitted in hospital was widely discussed in parliament on Friday.
JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa charged that during the recent probes into serious acts of financial crimes by the FCID, certain persons produced in court, thereafter get hospitalised
He added that persons who were getting ready to march to Colombo from Kandy were admitted to the National Hospital citing a “serious illness” but if the FCID hadn’t produced these person in court, these persons would have engaged in the march from Kandy and they would “pass away” by the time they reach Gatambe.
He added that when a politician who is arrested from a certain crime of financial fraud is arrested and remanded, the very next day they get themselves admitted to the Prisons Hospital or the National Hospital. And this results in the people losing faith in the judiciary, the doctors who make such recommendations as well as the health sector.
“Does the FCID only arrest those who are seriously ill? You will have to open an FCID ward in the National Hospital”, he said.
Minister of Southern Development and Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayake pointed out that this does not come under his ministry. However, if bail is granted, he would probably feel much better and would be a part of that march.
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