Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued an order today preventing former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, MP Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others from leaving the country. The direction came was sequel to an application by the Attorney General.
The order was in connection with the mob attack on peaceful protesters at the Galle Face Green and near Temple Trees last Monday (09).
Accordingly, Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage ordered the imposition of a travel ban against former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nisantha, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sanjeewa Edirimanna, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, C.B. Ratnayake, Sampath Athukorala, Kanchana Jayaratne, Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, Mahinda Kahandagama, Renuka Perera, Amitha Abeywickrama, Dilith Fernando and Samanlal Fernando
The Fort Magistrate made this order according to a request made by the Attorney General appearing for the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), conducting investigations into the incident.
The Court further issued an order preventing seven other witnesses from leaving the country to ensure a comprehensive investigation into the incident. The Bar association of Sri Lanka has appeared for the aggrieved party.
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