Colombo Fort Magistrate, Thilina Gamage, yesterday issued warrants for the arrest of Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) Convener Wasantha Mudalige and Ven. Rathkarawwe Jinarathana Thera, for failing to appear in Court over a case filed against them. The case, filed by the Colombo Fort Police, against the two suspects, for constituting an unlawful blockade during a protest staged in the Fort area last year, whilst hindering traffic flow, was called before Magistrate Gamage yesterday.
Wasantha Mudalige and Ven. Rathkaravwe Jinarathana Thera, who are named as suspects in the case, had failed to appear in Court when the case was taken up. Accordingly, the Magistrate, accepting the request made by the Police, issued the arrest warrants on Mudalige and the monk.
By Hansi Nanayakkara