Habeas Corpus petition requesting to produce Duminda Nagamuwa in court, withdrawn | Daily News

Habeas Corpus petition requesting to produce Duminda Nagamuwa in court, withdrawn

The Court of Appeal yesterday permitted the withdrawal of the Habeas Corpus petition filed on behalf of Frontline Socialist Party Propaganda Secretary Duminda Nagamuwa.

Naidelage Dulani Priyangika, the wife of Duminda Nagamuwa had filed this petition seeking an interim order directing authorities to produce the Duminda Nagamuwa before Court forthwith. The Court was informed that Duminda Nagamuwa has been released from the quarantine centre last Friday.

President's Counsel Saliya Pieris appearing for the petitioner sought permission to withdraw the petition informing his client has already been released from the quarantine centre in Pallekele. Accordingly, Court of Appeal Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna permitted the petitioner to withdraw the petition.

The petitioner had named IGP Chandana Wickremaratne, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Thennakoon, Officer-In-Charge of Slave Island Police Station, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena and several others as respondents.

Duminda Nagamuwa and seven others were arrested by the police on July 7 when they staged a peaceful protest at the State Engineering Corporation against the interdictions of two employees on political grounds. President's Counsel Saliya Pieris with counsel Nuwan Bopage appeared for the petitioner. Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle appeared for the Attorney General.

 


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