Dec 07, 2016

Duminda Silva’s sister responds to Hirunika Featured

MP Hirunika Premachandra questions as to how imprisoned politicians could enjoy special privileges.

Participating in the parliamentary debate on the votes of the justice ministry, she charged all politicians accused of corruption etc. and sent behind bars end up at prison hospital.

Premachandra alleged the diagnosis of Duminda Silva, convicted in the murder of her father Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, were incorrect.

At this juncture, joint opposition’s Lohan Ratwatte interrupted her, but she went on, directing her criticism at him too.

She added that instead of the slogan painted before Welikada prison that ‘prisoners too, are humans’ it should be said that ‘only prisoners who have money are humans.’

Meanwhile, Duminda Silva’s sister has published a Facebook post with regard to the health condition of his brother. The post is shown below :

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Joint opposition’s Jayantha Samaraweera, taking part on the debate on the votes of the prison reforms ministry, said the Prison Department had a responsibility to treat anyone sick while under its custody accordingly.

Duminda Silva is in prison hospital because he is sick, he said.

He also said,