Lohan Breaks His Silence: “I Stopped The Prisons From Burning Am I Stupid To Threaten The Prisoners?”
Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|September 17, 2021
Says he never touched the Tamil prisoners | Denies going to visit the gallows with his friends | Says he had gone to Anuradhapura Prison on an inspection visit only | Says he put out the fires by halting the smuggling of drugs and gang murders | Says truth will be revealed to President and PM
Jamila Husain

State Minister of Gem and Jewelry Related Industries Lohan Ratwatte who has pushed the government into a hot soup over allegations that he threatened a group of Tamil prisoners over the weekend, yesterday denied all accusations leveled against him saying he was ‘not stupid’ to resort to such action.

Breaking his silence for the first time since being forced to resign as the State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners Rehabilitation, Ratwatte told Daily Mirror that he had not threatened the prisoners at the Anuradhapura Prison and had in fact visited the prison on a routine check only.

However, Ratwatte accepted that he had visited the gallows at the Welikada Prison but that too was for a routine check and denied allegations that he was intoxicated or visited the gallows with his friends including a female accomplice. He said he was alone.

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