SB is back to base -- launches scathing attack against ex-President
Munza Mushtaq in Colombo,
February 18, 2006, 2.35 a.m..
Just hours after his release from the Welikada prison, S.B.
Dissanayake, the former Parliamentarian now stripped off his civic
rights, launched a scathing verbal attack against former President
Chandrika Kumaratunga. Mr.Dissanayke's comments included considerably unflattering comments about the former President and her behaviour.
Dissanayake was released today evening at 4.00 p.m. (Sri Lankan time)
after President Mahinda Rajapakse granted him a presidential remission. Although
he was sentenced for two years on charges of contempt of the Supreme
Court, he was released one year, two months and ten days later.
Dissanayake was sentenced to prison incidentally when Ms. Chandrika
Kumaratunga was the President.
Although stripped off his civic rights, Mr. Dissanayake addressing a
large gathering at Colombo's Viharamahadevi park declared that he will
continue his political career. His wife Thamara Dissanayake was the
first to greet him as he came out of the Welikada prison with a sheaf
of betels, thereby followed by his sons, other family members and
UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe also called upon Dissanayake's
supporters to continue their struggle until SB is granted his civic
"Tomorrow we begin to work for our party, let's get together and work
for the forthcoming local government elections together to ensure the
UNP is victorious in most local authorities. Even if we can't solve
the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) nomination list problem, let us
look at other alternatives like contesting under an Independent Group
to secure the victory at the CMC," he added.
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Published: Fri Feb 17 15:37:44 EST 2006