I was arrested during a struggle in Batticaloa and was refused bail. I was granted bail only after C.V.Wigneswaran came to Trincomalee as justice, said the Leader of Ilankai Tamil Arasuk Kadchchi, Mawai Senathyrasa, while participating in the Face book on line Tamil programme, “ Why did you put this question to me?”
A great struggle against the change of constitution was Batticaloa in 1978 September. I also went from here to participate in it. Thousands of people gathered for that struggle. several were arrested. I also was arrested.
The earlier judge refused to grant us bail. The representatives of the Attorney General’s Department argued that we should be given rigorous sentences. But Justice Wigneswaran spoke on our behalf and released us on bail, he said.