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CA orders not to arrest Gihan Pilapitiya

The Court of Appeal today issued an order not to arrest interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya without an order issued by a competent Court.

Court of Appeal Justice (President) A.H.M.D Nawaz and Justice Arjuna Obeysekera made this order pursuant to a writ petition filed by former High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya who sought an order preventing the Acting IGP and his agents from arresting him regarding the controversial telephone conversations with former Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake. 

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Milinda Gunatilleke appearing for the Attorney General and Acting IGP submitted to Court that Attorney General has given his advice to proceed judicial procedure in accordance with the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code.

SDSG Gunatilleke further submitted to court that the Attorney General had give instructions to the Acting IGP to seek a warrant under section 290 of the Criminal Procedure Code. He moved Court to dismiss the petition in limine since the petitioner has failed to disclose relevant material facts pertaining to the petition.

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