The case against MP Wimal Weerawansa and five others, charged with staging a protest, in front of the UN Compound in Colombo, by obstructing the road when the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, visited Sri Lanka in 2016, will be taken up on 12 December.
This order given by Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amerasinghe yesterday (29).
When the case was taken up yesterday (26), suspects Wimal Weerawansa, Mohomad Muzammil and Piyasiri Wijenayake appeared in Court. Suspects Roger Seneviratne and Jayantha Samaraweera did not appear citing health conditions, their lawyers informed the Court. The case was filed by the Cinnamon Garden Police charging them with causing disturbance to the people and the normal flow of traffic through their protest against the arrival of the then-UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein, to the island in February 2016.
By Hansi Nanayakkara