Case against six NFF party activists fixed for trial

The case against National Freedom Front Leader (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa and five other party activists for allegedly leading a protest blocking the main roads at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, causing disturbance to the people and the normal flow of traffic, were fixed for trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

The NFF staged the protest march against the visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein On February 6, 2016.

Suspects pleaded not guilty.

On a previous occasion, the Cinnamon Gardens Police submitted an amended charge sheet on the six suspects before the Magistrate.

The Police said they were seeking to find any information regarding the seventh suspect.

The six suspects are NFF leader and Colombo District MP Wimal Weerawansa, Jayantha Samaraweera, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Wijenayake, Roger Seneviratne and Mohammed Muzammil.

Seventh accused Lalith Chaminda Jayalal did not appear before the Court yesterday.

Cinnamon Gardens Police informed the Magistrate that the suspects who organised the procession had failed to obtain prior permission from the Police to stage the march.

Police alleged that the organisers had used loudspeakers without a valid licence and submitted before the Court that the suspects provided leadership to a protest which blocked the main road at Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards Havelock Town, causing inconveniences to the people and the normal flow of traffic.


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