Foreign travel ban imposed on Mahinda Rajapaksa & several others

May 12, 2022 at 1:56 PM

The Fort Magistrate has issued overseas travel bans on thirteen (13) Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) politicians and loyalists, including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

According to sources, the travel ban has been issued on Mahinda Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, C. B. Rathnayake, Sanath Nishantha, and Sanjeewa Edirimanne, among others.

A travel ban has also been issued on the Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG) in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon.

The Fort Magistrate has issued the travel ban consequent to an application made on behalf of the Attorney General supported by the BAR Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) and aggrieved parties of the attack on peaceful anti-government protesters in Colombo on Monday.

The application has been filed in relation to the attacks that were launched by SLPP loyalists on anti-government protesters near the Temple Trees and at the Galle Face Green in Colombo that led to widespread unrest across Sri Lanka. (NewsWire)