AG orders arrest of Johnston and 21 others

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The Attorney General has ordered the arrest of 22 persons affiliated with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in connection with the violence that transpired on 09 May.

MPs Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nishantha, Sanjeewa Edirimanna and Milan Jayathilake and Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon are amongst those named by Attorney General Sanjaya Rajaratnam.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D.Wickremeratne and the DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) were directed by the AG to arrest the following individuals;

  1. Nalaka Wijesinghe (alias Satha)
  2. Milan Jayathilake
  3. Bandula Jayamanne
  4. Dineth Geethaka
  5. Saman Lal Fernando
  6. Sanath Nishantha
  7. Araabi Wasantha
  8. Deshabandu Tennakoon
  9. Subash of Dehiwala Town Council
  10. Amal Silva
  11. Sameera Chathuranga Ariyaratne
  12. Ruwanwelle Ramani
  13. Thusitha Ranabhahm
  14. Sajith Saranga
  15. Mahinda Kahandagama
  16. Dan Priyasad
  17. Pushpa Lal Kumarasinghe
  18. Sanjeewa Edirimanne
  19. Johnston Fernando
  20. Nishantha Mendis
  21. Pushpakumara (ex-army personnel)
  22. Shavin Fernando