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.