Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Prisons Ratwatte resigns over threatening Tamil prisoners

Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation has resigned from his ministerial position following the public outcry over his visits to the Anuradhapura, Welikada prisons and threatened the Tamil political prisoners. 

Ratwatte informed President and warcriminal Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a letter today that he will resign from the post of Minister of State for Prison Management and Prison Rehabilitation taking responsibility for the incidents not to embarrass the government.

 Gotabaya has accepted his resignation, the President’s Office said in a statement.

Earlier, reports from Sri Lanka have confirmed that the Sri Lankan State Minister Lohan Ratwatte threatened to kill Tamil political prisoners by pointing his gun inside the Anuradhapura Prison on Sunday.

“Threatening Tamil political prisoners by pointing a gun is the act of pointing the gun against Tamil people politics, and United Nations Human Rights Council,” Convener of National Movement for the Release of Political Prisoners Father M. Sakthivel said.

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