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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

Wimal Weerawansa continues hunger strike

Colombo, 24 March, (Asiantribune.com):

National Freedom Front leader and Colombo District Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa on Wednesday launched a hunger strike, demanding his release from the Welikada Prison.

In the meantime Wimal Weerawansa’s daughter was yesterday, admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital yesterday evening, hospital sources said. It was reported that she had refused her food, after Mr. Weerawansa began a hunger strike on Wednesday.

According to sources, she was admitted to the Ragama Hospital last morning and later transferred to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital.

Earlier, Wimal Weerawansa has been remanded since January on a charge of misuse of state vehicles and causing a loss to the tune of Rs.91,600,000 launched a hunger strike, demanding his release from the Welikada Prison.

The former JVP strongman has informed the prison authorities in writing about his hunger strike.

The bail application submitted on Weerawansa’s behalf by his lawyers was rejected by the courts.

- Asian Tribune -

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