Fund to be set up to protect ‘Sil Cloth’ prisoners - Abhayatissa Thero

Fund to be set up to protect ‘Sil Cloth’ prisoners - Abhayatissa Thero

September 12, 2017   11:37 am

Ven. Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero stated that a fund would be set up to protect the ‘Sil Cloth’ prisoners.

The Thero stated this upon attending a press briefing yesterday (11).

Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita were found guilty by the Colombo High Court in the ‘Sil Cloth’ case.  

Palpita and Weeratunga were charged in a case filed alleging that the TRC had spent Rs.600 million to distribute Sil Cloth to the people as part of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election campaign in 2015.  

Weeratunga had served as the Chairman of the TRC during this period. 

The Thero accordingly said that an island-wide programme would be launched from 15 till 18 to collect money for this purpose.

Meanwhile, Minister Sajith Premadasa said that certain individuals were attempting to portray the ruling of the Sil Cloth case as a disgrace to Buddhism.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had reportedly visited Weeratunga and Palpita at the Welikada Prison yesterday (11).

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories