Written by Tharushan Fernando
22 Jan, 2017 | 7:21 pm
Deputy Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe, speaking at an event held in Kurunegala today, said that ‘rogues’ will be produced in court in the near future.
“For now they have only been placed in remand custody”, he said.
Fifteen members of the joint opposition are currently out on bail and all of them will be indicted by the end of this year or next year and they will be found guilty, according to the deputy minister.
“We know who is guilty of the murder of Thajudeen. All of Sri Lanka knows who murdered Lasantha Wickrematunge. Those people will receive the death sentence. The others will be sentenced to at least two to three years imprisonment for their crimes”, charged the Abeysinghe
He added that about 15 to 20 members of the joint opposition will be unable to contest the election at the 2020 election and when they are released in prison in 2022 or 2023, all of them will have lost their civic rights.
“That means they will be unable to contest elections for another seven years. In 2025, Mahinda Rajapaksa will be 82 years old, and he will not be able to engage in politics,” he said.
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