Re­in­state Col. Rath­napriya Bandu: Wi­mal writes to Prez


Na­tional Free­dom Front (NFF) Leader and MP Wi­mal Weer­awansa sent a let­ter to Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena on Wednesday re­quest­ing him to re­in­state Colonel Rath­napriya Bandu who re­cently de­parted the Civil Se­cu­rity Depart­ment amidst scenes of an­guish shown by re­ha­bil­i­tated LTTE cadres.

Com­man­der of the Civil De­fence Force in Mul­laitivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna, Colonel Rath­napriya Bandu worked closely with the peo­ple as well as for­mer LTTE cadres who were un­der­go­ing re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. It was not only the peo­ple of the area that would feel his loss but the re­ha­bil­i­tated LTTE cadres as well. They were un­able to con­trol their emo­tions as he was leav­ing the Vish­va­madu area on trans­fer. MP Weer­awansa high­lighted that the ex­am­ple shown by Colonel Rath­napriya Bandu is a sign of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and peace tak­ing place in the coun­try. “I re­quest you to re­in­state Colonel Rath­napriya Bandu,” Weer­awansa said in his let­ter to Pres­i­dent Sirisena.

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