Lawyer lodges police complaint against Wigneswaran | Daily News


 

Lawyer lodges police complaint against Wigneswaran

Attorney-at-law Dharshana Weraduwage has lodged a police complaint urging to take legal action against Parliamentarian and former Supreme Court judge C.V. Wigneswaran for making statements to the media in a manner that could incite racial or religious hatred among ethnic communities.

In his complaint, Dharshana Weraduwage alleged that Wigneswaran had made offensive remarks through prime time news aired by two private television channels on August 30, 2020.

The complainant alleged that Wigneswaran had stated that the LTTE organization is not a terrorist organization. The complainant further alleged that retired Supreme Court Judge Wigneswaran had levelled unfounded allegations against the Sri Lanka Army. The complainant further alleged that Wigneswaran had also made a statement alleging that Buddha Statues are being installed in the Northern Province in an arbitrary manner. The complainant alleged that Wigneswaran had committed punishable offences under Section 3(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act No. 56 of 2007, section 2(1)(h) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and section 120 and 290 (b) of the Penal Code.

The complainant urged the police to commence an investigation against Wigneswaran immediately and take steps to impound his passport.

 


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