The Attorney General today informed the Court of Appeal that the Chinese national who filed a writ petition challenging his deportation to China following the possession of forged passports was a wanted person in China over a case relating to a drug offence

Deputy Solicitor General Janaka Bandara made these revelations when the writ petition filed by the Chinese national challenging his deportation to China was taken up before the Court of Appeal.
The Deputy Solicitor General further stated that a Chinese court had issued an arrest warrant against this person in 2019 over a pending case relating to drug offences.
Meanwhile, President’s Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena, appearing for the petitioner Li Pan, informed the court that he had received instructions from his client to withdraw the application. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal’s two-judge bench, comprising Justices Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and M.A.R. Marikkar, allowed the petitioner to withdraw the petition, and the matter was dismissed accordingly.