( February 28, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe along with Eran Wickramaratne MP visited the residents in Wanathamulla to witness Sunil swearing an affidavit in front of the lawyersregarding his abduction.

Eran Wickramaratne MP questioned as to why the DIG Colombo, Anura Senanayake could not produce the abductors of Mr Sunil who had been abducted over 10 days ago. If the DIG cannot produce the culprits, he called on the DIG to resign before he is removed by the President.

The residents of Wanathamulla complained that they were treated in high handed manner with little or no respect and dignity.

Eran Wickraratne requested the Government to providehousing units not less than 750 sq.ft. to these residents as they could not accommodate their families in smaller units. He said that the present units built were more like prisons than houses. He also appealed that the down payment of Rs. 100,000/- was a burden on low income families and it be reduced, permitting them to make payment over 20 years. When valuable houses were being demolished it was necessary to pay compensation.