Appeal Court rejects writ filed by Johnston Fernando

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The Court of Appeal yesterday rejected a writ petition filed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando, who was seeking an order to prevent him from being arrested by law enforcement officers.

The order was issued by a bench comprising Justices Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola.

The Court of Appeal while dismissing the application noted that no warrant had been issued by the Magistrate’s Court to arrest the Petitioner at the time the application was filed with the Court.

The Court of Appeal added that it was not reasonable for the Petitioner to raise an argument that he was unaware of any suspicion against him of a possible crime.

MP Fernando was named as a key suspect in the case filed over the 9 May unrest.