UNP fails to provide assistance for victims of political witch-hunts

UNP fails to provide assistance for victims of political witch-hunts

UNP fails to provide assistance for victims of political witch-hunts

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

08 Apr, 2018 | 11:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNP supporters have stated that between 1994 and 2014 the UNP has failed to provide any assistance for activists who were victims of political witch-hunts.

They point out that tugs of war between Ministers within the party have led to the continued delay in providing relief for these victims of political witch-hunts.

When examining a summary of the appeals lodged with the UNP’s Committee to Provide Relief for Victims of Political Witch-Hunts, it showed that 31,666 individuals have sought relief for situations they had to face between 1994 and 2014.

13,947 of these appeals have been lodged by supporters who claim to have been politically victimized within the Ministry of Education. Similarly there are 333 police officers and 18 prison officials who have claimed political victimization and are still awaiting relief.

SP (Ret.) Ananda Ratnaweera speaking about the situation said that an Cabinet approval was granted on 18th March 2016 to remedy the situation.  He says that although 2 years have lapsed, no actions have been taken by the current administration.

These 333 police officers include one stand out personality, that is Sudath Chandrasiri who for 33 years served at the side of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as his private secretary.

Unfortunately, even he did not get the justice he so desperately sought, this was highlighted by him in his letter of resignation.

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