Harin speaks for Ranjan, Easter Attack victims, & Shani at UNHRC

Harin speaks for Ranjan, Easter Attack victims, & Shani at UNHRC

Harin speaks for Ranjan, Easter Attack victims, & Shani at UNHRC

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Mar, 2022 | 5:05 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Harin Fernando requested the international community to support the people of Sri Lanka, especially those who have their human rights threatened.

He told the 49th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council about the incarceration of former member of parliament Ranjan Ramanayake.

“My Parliamentary colleague Ranjan Ramanayake was sentenced to as much as four years and his civic rights removed, and imprisonment for alleged contempt of court which is not an offense defined in the law and had no right of appeal,” he said.

Fernando went on to note that the President has ignored requests including from the International Parliamentary Union to pardon Ramanayake so that he could resume his political work.

The cries of the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, and the truth and justice continue to be in vain, he stressed adding that the non-prosecution of negligent high officials gives rise to the suspicion that the real brains behind the attacks are been shielded.

Instead, investigator Shani Abeysekera dubbed the ‘Sherlock Holmes of Sri Lanka’, and Senior Police officer Ravi Seneviratne are being hounded and their lives are in danger, Fernando noted.

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