Court issues warrant for arrest of Johnston


The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued a warrant to arrest MP Johnston Fernando over the violent attacks on protesters on 9 May.

The Attorney General’s Department has requested the court to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Parlimentarian for evading court and not staying in the designated places.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage issued the warrant in response to this request.

The order comes after the former Minister had filed a Writ petition today before the Court of Appeal seeking an order to prevent his arrest.