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Alleged move to deprive civic rights of opposition politicos: Sajith

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It is clear that moves are underway to deprive some opposition politicians of their civic rights through the special presidential commission appointed to look into the report of the PCOI on political victimisation, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa alleged yesterday.

Mr. Premadasa who was responding to a question raised by journalists at a news conference in Colombo said intentions are clear with the appointment of a special presidential commission to look into the report of the commission which was appointed earlier to look into political victimisation during the last regime.

“We have intelligence to determine what is being planned through the report of the commission which looked into political victimisation . It has not been tabled in Parliament yet. We are able to conclude through the information we are receiving at the moment though we have not seen the impending danger yet,” Mr. Premadasa said.

“We would like to tell the government to ensure that there is a democratic political playing field,” he added.(YOHAN PERERA)

  Comments - 6

  • hoodwinker Friday, 19 February 2021 08:20 AM

    Take to the streets!

    Lokka Friday, 19 February 2021 08:31 AM

    Certain policos who moved the UNHCR against Sri Lanka should definitely lose civic rights.

    ranjit Friday, 19 February 2021 03:14 PM

    why? for telling the truth

    Sam Friday, 19 February 2021 12:39 PM

    This certainly should be addressed internationally.

    cheers Saturday, 20 February 2021 08:44 AM

    what about when UNP removed civic rights of late Srimavo was also in the opposition and your father did not tell you before he got bumped off by the tigers for the crimes he did when in power

    Sambo Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:23 AM

    Dear Mr. Sajith, The people of this country now cares a dam of what is happening to politicians now as the politicians are only concerned in filling their pockets. They curse the politicians day and night.


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