Suspend Lohan’s party membership: March 12 Movement tells SLPP

Highlighting the need to appoint a committee of professionals to investigate the incident involving State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, the March 12 Movement today urged Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to suspend his party membership and probe his anti-disciplinary actions.

Its convenor Rohana Hettiarachchi said people will not have faith in an investigation conducted by a Commissioner of the Prisons Department.

He said in a statement that the unbelievable silent approach of the leaders of political parties had led to a disgraceful and bad political culture in the country.

“Hence, we request the SLPP to suspend Ratwatte’s party membership and take steps to subject his anti-disciplinary conduct to proper observation,” he said.

He said it was the utmost responsibility of the relevant state leaders and political party leaders to take necessary action on individuals who behave in a way that Sri Lanka was humiliated even at international level