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At least fifteen members of the joint opposition including Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa, Gamini Lokuge, Bandula Gunawardana, Dallas Allahapperuma and Johnston Fernando visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa and the four others remanded at the Welikada prison.


They were remanded on Saturday on charges of a financial fraud at Carlton Sports Network (CSN).


Parliamentarians Pavitra Wanniarachchi, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, Udaya Gammanpila, C.B. Ratnayaka and Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene were also among those who visited them.


Speaking to the media outside the Welikada prison, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said the current regime is taking revenge from Yoshitha and the others because it was unable to hurt former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.


“The five in remand custody can be described as political prisoners because they were remanded for political reasons and were arrested according to a political plan,” he said.


Mr. Weerawansa said Yoshitha was innocent because he did not hold any post in the CSN. “Even Yoshitha’s name is not mentioned in any official document,” he said. “He has been remanded on false allegations to keep Mahinda Rajapaksa out of politics.”(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • shami Monday, 01 February 2016 07:50 PM

    Pleae do not lie for people, They cheated people money. Accept the truth

    Sincere Monday, 01 February 2016 07:54 PM

    No one from this team can or will answer your question because all have been in the game!

    moiez Monday, 01 February 2016 07:58 PM

    Yes the government is right until its proved they can arrest anyone in this country if anyone has played out of money and also how can a navy officer can hold the post as CEO of CSN?.

    wimal Monday, 01 February 2016 02:01 PM

    Who isthe chairman of the CSN according to you no corrupt people can be arrested , from where did they get the money. Can a Navy officer do business. you always lie and mislead the public

    Cygnet Monday, 01 February 2016 08:06 PM

    Birds of a questionable feather flocking together!

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 01 February 2016 08:07 PM

    Same question Wimal. those days you were loafing in the streets with the torn sarong and a dirty banian, now you are using the most expensive I-Phone, how is that?


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