‘Victimisation of UNP supporters will be investigated’ | Daily News

‘Victimisation of UNP supporters will be investigated’

Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena yesterday said that around 800,000 families have being subjected to political victimisation during the past 20 years for been supporters of the United National Party (UNP).

The minister said the fundamental rights of these families have been violated. He said currently a committee is investigating grievances of those who were subjected to victimisation during the past 20 years and human rights officials will look into the issues.

The minister was speaking to the media after presenting compensation to families whose property was damaged during the recent violent incidents in the Kandy district.

Compensation amounting to over Rs. 8.8 million was given for 260 properties damaged during the recent incidents. The event was held at the Kandy district secretariat. Minister Lakshman Kiriella too was present.

The Minister went on to say that the UNP had obtained the highest number of seats at the last general elections followed by the SLFP, and the two parties had formed a unity government. In this context, members of one party in the unity government cannot sit in the Opposition.

The minister said after the two parties in the unity government, the political party which had won the most seats was offered the Opposition leader’s post.


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