Buddhist monk filed a Habeas Corpus application in the Court of Appeal seeking an interim order against the authorities directing them to produce the Media Secretary of the National Bhikkhu Front Ven. KoswatteMahanama Thera before the Court forthwith.

The petitioner Ven. Tangalle Sharadha Thera filed this petition naming IGP Chandana Wickremaratne, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police DeshabanduThennakoon, Officer-In-Charge of Thalangama Police Station, Director General of Health Services, AselaGunawardena and several others as respondents.

The petitioner said the protestors gathered at Battaramulla junction on the 8th of July displaying placards against the proposed Kotalawela DefenceAcademy Bill. The petitioner stated that the protestors lined up with one-meter distance wearing facemasks without interruption to the public.

The petitioner stated that at around 11 am, a group of policemen used excessive force on the protestors, dispersed them and arrested the corpus together with at least another 30 persons.

The petitioner stated that the corpus and several others released on bail by Colombo Magistrate, forcibly taken to a quarantine centre in Mullaitivu without the presence of health authority or carrying out antigen tests or PCR tests.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here