Ratnapura District MP Premalal Jayasekara said yesterday he was convicted on false charges levelled against him by the yahapalaana government to take political revenge from him.
In his maiden speech in Parliament he said he was sent to jail for a crime he did not commit.
“My conscience knows that I am innocent. I have been engaged in clean politics. I have not been engaged in any fraud or corruption during my political career,” he said.
The MP said it was the yahapalana government and the then justice minister and the CID who were behind the moves to put him behind bars.
He said CID headed by its Director Shani Abeysekara manipulated the investigations against him for political reasons and filed false allegations.
The MP said CID officials who were behind moves against him should be investigated and arrested. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)