Arrest Warrant issued for Kerner


Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest and immediate production in Court of  social media activist and a member of the ‘Aragalaya’, Pethum Kerner.

Kerner had been previously enlarged on bail, in connection with his involvement with the anti-Government protest, staged at the Polduwa Junction on 13 July.

The  Magistrate issued the warrant for the arrest of Kerner, over the latter’s failure to be present in Court, when the case related to the aforesaid incident was convened yesterday.

The CCD told the Court, that the probe into the incident is continuing.

The suspect was arrested by the CCD on 28 July and upon him being produced in Court, was remanded.

Later the suspect was ordered to be released on 4 August by Court, on two sureties of one million rupees each.

By Hansi Nanayakkara