Taken from: In Defense of Communism
Upon his release on Monday 8 August, Stalin told reporters that Sri Lanka’s youth-led Aragalaya (Struggle) protests will continue against what he called the suppressive actions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government.
The defender had been arrested at his office in Colombo by a team of over 25 police officers on 3 August 2022 and was remanded at Fort Police Station. Authorities claim that his arrest is due to a protest carried out in May 2022 in violation of a court order.
Stalin’s arrest was condemned by representatives of the protest movement and organizations such as the Free Media Movement.
Sri Lanka’s 22 million people have endured months of lengthy blackouts, record inflation and shortages of food, fuel and petrol.
Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been blamed by protesters for mismanaging the nation’s finances and public anger had simmered for months before the mass demonstrations that forced his ouster.
Source: In Defense of Communism