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Case against Wimal, others fixed for Nov. 4

A case against National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa and six other party activists for allegedly providing leadership to a 2016 protest in Bauddhaloka Mawatha, causing disturbance to the public and disrupting traffic, was yesterday fixed for November 4 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

On February 6, 2016, the NFF staged a protest march against the visit of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was not present when the case was taken up in court yesterday. The court was informed that Weerawansa’s absence was due to illness. Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne directed the defence to submit a medical report regarding the suspect’s health condition on the next hearing date.

Six suspects including NFF leader and Colombo District MP Wimal Weerawansa, Jayantha Samaraweera, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Wijenayake, Roger Seneviratne, Mohammed Muzammil and Don Lusian are the suspects in this case. Court was informed that police were yet to trace the whereabouts of the seventh suspect Chaminda Jayalal.

The Cinnamon Gardens Police had informed court that the suspects who organised the protest had failed to obtain prior permission from police to hold the march. They further alleged that the organisers had also used loudspeakers without a valid licence. Police further submitted to court that the suspects provided leadership to a protest which blocked Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards Havelock Town, causing disturbance to the people and disrupting the normal flow of traffic. 

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Case against Wimal and others fixed for November 4 (14:44)

A case filed against National Freedom Front (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa and six other party activists for allegedly providing leadership to a protest which blocks the main roads at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, causing disturbance to the people and the normal flow of traffic was today fixed for November 4 by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. 


 

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