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Sri Lanka: Ban on former Prime Minister Mahida Rajapaksa and 16 others from leaving the country

Colombo: A Sri Lankan court docket on Thursday barred former prime minister Mahida Rajapaksa, her son Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others from leaving the nation. The court docket’s keep comes within the wake of the continuing investigation into the assault on anti-government protesters in Colombo final week.
The Fort Justice of the Peace’s court docket has banned him from going overseas in view of the investigation into the assaults on Monday’s Gotagogama and Minagogama demonstration websites, the News First web site reported.

Based on the information, those that have been barred from leaving the nation embrace MPs Johnson Fernando, Pavitra Vannirachchi, Sanjeeva Idirimane, Kanchana Jayatne, Rohita Abegunawardana, CB R;Yake, Sampath Atukorala, Renuka Perera, Sanath Nishant, Senior DIG Deshbandhu Tennekoon. .
Earlier, the Attorney General had requested for a ban on the journey of those 17 individuals overseas. He had argued earlier than the court docket that his presence in Sri Lanka was essential in reference to the investigation into the Gotagogama and Minagogama demonstration websites.

He stated that it appeared that these males had hatched a conspiracy to assault. Considerably, on Monday, violence erupted throughout the nation after Mahida Rajapaksa’s supporters attacked anti-government protesters who had been peacefully protesting. Anti-government protesters are demanding the resignation of the federal government led by the Rajapaksa household within the wake of the financial disaster, meals scarcity within the nation.

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