Veddah chieftain slams arrests of Aragalaya activists

September 13, 2022

Indegenous community leader Uruvarige Vannilaatto says that detaining young people involved in the struggle and subjecting them to physical and mental torture is absolutely unacceptable.

Vannilaatto made these remarks during a press conference in Dambana Kotabakiniya village. He called on the officials to reconsider their actions regarding the currently detained student activist Wasantha Mudalige who hails from Mahiyanganaya.

He said that if any wrong has been done committed it is fair to give proper punishment, but it is not appropriate to detain them for a lengthy period and subject them to physical and mental torture.