MP Weerawansa says he intends to file a HR case

MP Weerawansa says he intends to file a HR case

MP Weerawansa says he intends to file a HR case

Written by Tharushan Fernando

29 Oct, 2015 | 8:43 pm

Various views were expressed on Thursday on the arrest of Parliamenatarian Wimal Weerawansa, over an issue surrounding his passport.

Leader of the National Freedom Front, MP Wimal Weerawansa stated:

They have no way of proving that what happened was wrong and if there was something wrong done on our part, this legal process would happen much faster but it has been postponed to the 3rd of May next year. I intend on filing a human rights case against the Criminal Investigations Department over this matter. I am currently in discussion with lawyers regarding this.

Police Media Spokesperson,ASP Ruwan Gunasekera stated:

He definitely has that right and we respect that right. He was arrested on the charge of providing false information to the Registrar of Immigration and Emigration and obtaining a diplomatic passport. The second charge was possessing more than one passport, in addition to a valid passport, and a warrant is not needed to make an arrest for both these charges. He was arrested, after which he produced before the Negombo Magistrate Court without any unnecessary delay.


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