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TNA, TNPF calls for immediate arrest of Lohan Ratwatta for allegedly threatening prisoners

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The Tamil National Alliance has called on the government to immediately remove State Minister for Prison Management, Lohan Ratwatta and have him arrested and charged after an immediate inquiry for allegedly threatening to kill prisoners in Anuradhapura Prison on Sunday.

The Tamil National People's Front MP, Gajen Ponnambalam on his official Twitter account said that his party can confirm that on the evening of September 12, Ratwatta had gone to the Anuradhapura Prison, summoned the Tamil political prisoners and had got two of them to kneel in front of him.

Ponnambalam alleged the State Minister had pointed his personal firearm at them and had threatened to kill them on the spot.

"To have the Minister who is supposed to look after their affairs threaten to kill them can't possibly make their (prisoners) trauma worse. The TNPF calls for the immediate resignation of the minister and for him to be stripped off all portfolios," Ponnambalam said. 

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  • G. Kathi Suresh Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:06 AM

    Yes not only arresting him, he should be removed from the position of a Minister. If no action is taken the consequences will be very bad on him in the coming months.

    Dr. R.P.K. Kandiah Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:08 AM

    Gota, things are going bad to worse, if you encourage your henchman like Ratwatte, means you are heading for another Blood shed in SriLanka.

    Kamal Udawatte Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:09 AM

    This rowdy Lohan Ratwatte should be arrested and kept behind bars for life time.

    Borat Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:12 AM

    Ask Duminda Silva to do the needful

    D Perera Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:15 AM

    What the hell is going on? This man should be resign immediately. Mr. Ponnambalam thank you for bringing this incident into the limelight.

    Dr Who Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:18 AM

    Dear Mr President, please don't let things go out of hand.

    joshua Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:25 AM

    The backboneless President is busy appointing rogues to Central Bank. Once that is done, he will think of taking a mild action against this thug. This Government talked big at UNHCR and now we can see the effectiveness of our internal processes. International community please note this.

    Murshid Idroos Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:45 AM

    Sadly nothing would move he would be given a promotion sadly notoriously though

    Damian Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:56 AM

    President will not punish him but reward him ?

    cityzen Wednesday, 15 September 2021 10:06 AM

    Do you think that this fellow will be punished for this very serious criminal offence ?

    TJ Wednesday, 15 September 2021 10:59 AM

    I won't be surprised if he threatens the TNA MPs with death when he gets high on spirits next time.

    Neil Wednesday, 15 September 2021 11:04 AM

    State Minister of Prison threatening to kill the prisoners is a serious offence. We have no faith in the Sri Lanka justice system. This should be taken to the International Criminal Courts.

    Lion Wednesday, 15 September 2021 11:21 AM

    No one will arrest him, they don’t care what ever said by any party or the opposition. The country belongs to them ,so they behave as they want.

    sunil Wednesday, 15 September 2021 12:33 PM

    what more did you expect from a thug like him

    J Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:49 PM

    Yes arrest him

    Arnold Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:59 PM

    Pohottuwa thrives on people like this.

    Bindu Thursday, 16 September 2021 09:51 AM

    Do you think he will be arrested? Never

    Charles Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:25 AM

    This was staged.


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