VIDEO: Prisons are not new for the JVP – Somawansa
October 1, 2010 03:22 pm
The JVP says that they do not accept the sentence imposed on Sarath Fonseka by a court martial appointed by the president and ratified by the president as well. JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe said that the verdict was politically motivated and that even the people who voted for the government are against it.
Addressing a media gathering at the party headquarters in Battaramulla today he said that prison is not a new place for the JVP and that they are willing to go to jail in order to protect the people’s rights.
Somawansa added that the verdict of the people is much stronger than any other verdict. “I want to question all the Sri Lankans whether they accept the sentence given down to the former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka?” he spoke.
JVP general secretary Tilvin Silva who was also present at the event said that island wide protests will take place tomorrow (02 October) along with a demonstration in France against the sentence imposed on Sarath Fonseka. It will be followed by a Protest in Rome on the 3rdof October.