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Gota’s dual cititizenship: Petitioners facing death threats


8 October 2019 08:21 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Gamini Viyangoda and Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, who filed the writ petition against former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship, yesterday complained to the CID that they were facing death threats in the wake of filing the petition.

They had earlier complained to the CID that Mr. Rajapaksa, while being an American citizen, had come to Sri Lanka on a tourist visa and was engaged in carrying out propaganda for his candidature at the forthcoming presidential election.

Prof. Thenuwara told a news conference that they had received threats via social media platforms - several of which had tarnished his image.

“Being faced with deaths threats makes me recall the period during which the white van culture was introduced and the lives of journalists were in danger,” he said and highlighted the fact that they had gone to court on behalf of people and the question they had raised was a crucial one that should be asked by the citizens.

“We don’t want the white van culture to come again but want to restore the rights of the people,” Prof. Thenuwara. (Sheain Fernandopulle)




  Comments - 8

  • Kumara Tuesday, 08 October 2019 08:30 PM

    Appreciate the courage you two had in filing this case on behalf of all the people.

    Dee Tuesday, 08 October 2019 08:37 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka. ' Vipath Maga'

    vithura Tuesday, 08 October 2019 08:59 PM

    Perhaps a foretaste of what is to come!

    cv Tuesday, 08 October 2019 09:02 PM

    Dumb and Dumber

    d perera Tuesday, 08 October 2019 09:28 PM

    Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has to come out and tell his supporters stop making threats to his opponents.

    EdQes Tuesday, 08 October 2019 09:41 PM

    These threats are going to be worse when Rajapakshes are elected again.

    Haramanis Wednesday, 09 October 2019 02:07 PM

    It was a frivolous petition - filed with a political motive that tried to deprive the people of their rights

    lion Wednesday, 09 October 2019 04:36 PM

    we salute you both for the courageous attempt.

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