Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged the government to make a statement pertaining to the imprisonment of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Yesterday, Aung San Suu Kyi found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules, in the first of a series of verdicts that could see her jailed for life. In the first verdict in a series of cases, she was sentenced to two years in jail.
Speaking in Parliament, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Aung San Suu Kyi won the last election but was prevented from functioning in her office.
The former Premier said as an Asian democracy, Sri Lanka cannot remain silent over the matter. The former Premier stressed that it is important that the country stands in solidarity with democracies in Asia.