The mother of Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Leader Kumar Gunaratnam has said that she fears her son’s life is under threat.
Speaking to media, Rajamani Gunaratnam said that it was suspicious how her son has been transferred from the Kegalle prison to the Anuradhapura prison without reason. “No proper reason was given for this transfer, and the authority’s decision to transfer him to a prison as far off in Anuradhapura is suspicious, and it also prevents us from visiting him regularly,” she said.
His mother also called upon the authorities to provide her son with a Sri Lankan citizenship, as he was born in Kegalle and even completed his higher education in Sri Lanka.
On March 31, Gunaratnam, an Australian citizen, was sentenced to one year imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 50,000 for violating immigration laws and overstaying his visa in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, a member of the FSP Pubudu Jayagoda said that they will seek for explanation from the Commissioner General of Prisons as to why Gunaratnam was transferred from Kegalle to Anuradhapura without reasons.