Warrant to arrest Weerawansa recalled

The arrest warrant issued against MP Wimal Weerawansa by the Colombo Chief Magistrate for failing to appear for a case yesterday (13) was recalled.

That was after Weerawansa appeared before the court presenting a motion.

The case against Weerawansa and 6 others was taken up for hearing before Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday (13).

The case was filed on the charges of causing public inconvenience by blocking the roads around the United Nations (UN) Compound at Thummulla, Colombo when the then-UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Al Hussein visited Sri Lanka in the year 2016.

Seven persons, including MP Wimal Weerawansa, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Dissanayake, Mohomad Muzammil, Jayantha Samaraweera, and Rodger Senevirathne have been named as the accused.

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