The CID field this B report according to a complaint made by Attorney-at-law Dharshana Weraduwage.

Weraduwage had lodged a police complaint urging them to take legal action against Parliamentarian C.V. Wigneswaran regarding his offensive remarks.

Taking into consideration the facts, Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala issued an order directing two television channels to hand over unedited video footage for further investigations.

In his complaint, Dharshana Weraduwage alleged that Wigneswaran had made offensive remarks through prime time news aired by two private television channels on August 30, 2020.

The complainant alleged that Wigneswaran had stated LTTE organization is not a terrorist organization. The complainant further alleged that retired Supreme Court Judge Wigneswaran had levelled unfounded allegations against the Sri Lanka Army. The complainant further alleged that Wigneswaran had also made a statement alleging that Buddha Statues are being arbitrarily installed in the Northern Province.

The complainant said that Wigneswaran alleged to have committed punishable offences under Section 3(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act No. 56 of 2007, section 2(1)(h) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and section 120 and 290 (b) of the Penal Code.

The complainant urged the police to commence an investigation against Wigneswaran immediately and take steps to impound his passport.


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