Hirunika Premachandra, Rehan Jayawickreme arrested

Former Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra and Samagi Jana Balawegaya member Rehan Jayawickreme have been arrested.

They were arrested while protesting together with a group of others near the President’s House in Fort today.

They were taken to the Harbour Police and released on Police bail.

Premachandra got close to the gate of the President’s House and protested.

She demanded a meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa but the request was rejected.

The military and Police closed the roads leading to the President’s House after Premachandra got close to the gates.

Several people gathered near the barricades and protested in support of Premachandra. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The western powers have nothing to do with the COVID 19, if the IMF and the world Bank give you money. It is clear, the western powers have created COVID 19 to undermine developing countries. The Rajapaksas are not fully pro China but the Americans hate to see unqualified South Asians showing head to China and tail to America. Therefore, the Rajapaksas are done.

  2. Criminal Colombo elite cheer on as Hirunika Premachandra and Rehan Jayawickreme continue to turn the SJB into a joke.

    This is what happens when you allow gangsters and criminals into any political party.

    SLPP and SJB are the same Mangala was correct to call SJB just another version of the SLPP.

    • A country that still glorifies gangsters and criminals while promoting them as the new leadership of the country to replace a bunch of criminals?

      What have the citizenry learned after having fallen prey to a criminal family and now a dictatorship.

      You still want to give the country to a new set of criminal gangsters.

      Colombo criminal elite and the media who is running propaganda for these criminals you should be ashamed of yourselves.

      Is this the politics of values and integrity you so shamelessly sell through your media?

      No to criminals and gangsters at the next elections.

      If you don’t clean up your political parties don’t come canvassing for votes…

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