The leader of the National Freedom Front and MP Wimal Weerawansa condemned the arrest of the former Sri Lankan navy spokesperson saying that he was a talented officer who had been arrested over the disappearance of "terrorists".
Commodore D K P Dassanayake was arrested this month of the disappearance of 11 Tamil youths in 2008.
"Commodore Dassanayake was one of the two officers who got the opportunity to get ‘Field Promotions’ twice in the Sri Lankan Navy’s history. He has been arrested over an incident where several terrorists had gone missing,” Mr Weerawansa told a press conference, reported the Daily Mirror.
He urged the government to immediately release him and called on Sri Lankans to "stand against the injustice faced by Commodore Dassanayake."