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My imprisonment was an act of political revenge: Premalal

8 September 2020 06:18 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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)

  Comments - 14

  • sam silva Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:42 PM

    Are you stating the justice, police and the cid are wrong but you are not. First prove it before enter the parliament.

    J Jayawardana Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:54 PM

    You are correct bro! All investigators must go to jail and all criminals must enter parliament!

    ala Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:16 PM

    all the prisoners can claim political victimization

    Nimal Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:30 PM

    Not shooting at a human being?

    Voted and wasted Wednesday, 09 September 2020 01:18 AM

    2/3 should (genuinely) answer this question...

    Chandana Walgama Wednesday, 09 September 2020 01:19 AM

    Good stuff. Great example of a failing society!

    malij Wednesday, 09 September 2020 02:43 AM

    He was part of yahapalana govt.

    Buruwa Wednesday, 09 September 2020 04:53 AM

    Go to hell you man.

    Rohana Wednesday, 09 September 2020 05:02 AM

    These are the new lawmakers in Sri Lanka. You were part of the shooting incident. What a joke, People who voted for you are jokers.

    Mikindukula Wednesday, 09 September 2020 01:58 PM

    GL said over 1 million people are illiterate in Sri Lanka, I hope most of them live in Ratnapura.

    thilaka Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:01 PM

    i think he has amnesia. Maybe he forgot that he pulled the trigger and killed a man?

    Maraa Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:08 PM

    Dhang sapa thaaa

    Manhatton Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:31 PM

    Where is Gotabaya's professional approach to change the country, he doesn't have mind to stop a criminal entering parliament what change you can expect from this guy....????

    Kithsiri Rubesinghe. Wednesday, 09 September 2020 04:34 PM

    Might is right aah!!

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