Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake has not got full freedom as he has not been given his civic rights, Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa said.
Mr. Premadasa said he and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is not happy with the half freedom he has got.
“Mr. Ramanayake has not been released under article 34 of the constitution and therefore he has no civic rights,” he added.
“We will not pressurise the government to grant Mr. Ramanayake his civic rights as he has got freedom after a long imprisonment. We actually thank the President and other Ministers who have been instrumental in getting Ranjan the presidential amnesty, Mr. Premadasa said.
“We will appoint Mr. Ramanayake through the SJB national list whenever a position falls vacant. However that cannot be done as Rajan has not given him full civic rights,” he said. (Yohan Perera)