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Monday, 19 March 2018 - 11:48
Arrest warrant issued against Wimal Weerawansa
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The Colombo Chief Magistrate, Lal Ranasinghe Bandara ordered today (Mar. 19) that NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa and party deputy leader Jayantha Samaraweera be arrested and produced before the court.

The arrest warrant was issued after the two MPs failed to appear before the court today.

Cinnamon Garden police have filed actions against the two MPs and 5 others for staging a protest in front of the UN office in Colombo creating a public disturbance.

The protest was held when UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Rad Al Hussein visited Sri Lanka on 6th of February 2016.

In addition to the 2 MPs, others among the defendants are MP Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Wijenayake. Mohamed Muzzamil, Provincial councillor Roger Senevirathna, and Chaminda Jayalal.

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