Former President Mahinda visits Kuruwita Prison

Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 19:45

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that law should be implemented swiftly under the good governance introduced by the new government.

Former President Rajapaksa stated this when he visited former Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekera who is detained in Kuruvita Prison in Ratnapura.

In response to the enquiries made by the journalists and people present at the occasion, the former President stated that he expects prompt legal action under the good governance and that he believes there would be no issues for the release of the former Deputy Minister on bail.

Meanwhile, lawyers appearing for former minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa filed a motion before the Colombo Chief Magistrate, seeking court approval to transfer their client from Prison hospital to Colombo National Hospital.

Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered the case to be heard the following day, and ordered Shashi Weerawansa to appear in court on the same day.