ITJP & JDS: Dossier on Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Sarath Weerasekara

See the source imageby Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka & International Truth & Justice Project, Europe & South Africa, November 2020


August 2020: State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Affairs
November 2020: Appointed as Minister of Public Security1 (with control over the Police department, Civil Security department, Police Training College and the Multi-Purpose Development Task Force [currently headed by Major General (Retd.) Nanda Mallawarachchi2].

See the source imageConclusion
Sarath Weerasekera is a longstanding close confidante of the President who was actively involved in the civil war. He has made clear his opposition to any devolution of power to Tamils, expressed a desire to outlaw the main Tamil democratic political party, has revealed virulent antagonism to prominent Sinhalese human rights defenders in Colombo, and advocated violence towards those whose views he opposes.


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