Warrant issued to arrest MP Wimal Weerawansa

March 13, 2023 at 12:51 PM

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court has ordered to arrest former Minister Wimal Weerawansa for failing to appear for a case, it was reported.

The order was issued when the complaint filed by the Cinnamon Gardens Police against the MP and 6 others was taken up for hearing before Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis today, Ada Derana reported.

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, Mohammed Muzammil, Jayantha Samaraweera, and Rojer Senevirathne have been named as the accused in the case.

Taking up for hearing the case, the Colombo Chief Magistrate issued an arrest warrant on MP Weerawansa for not attending the hearing and ordered him to be presented before the courts. 

The case has been fixed for a hearing on June 19. (NewsWire)