The Habeas Corpus petition filed on behalf of Frontline Socialist Party Propaganda Secretary Duminda Nagamuwa was today withdrawnbefore Court of Appeal.

The petitioner Naidelage Dulani Priyangika, the wife of Duminda Nagamuwa filed this petition seeking an interim order directing authorities to produce the Duminda Nagamuwa before Court forthwith.

President’s Counsel Saliya Pieris appearing for the petitioner informed court that the corpus Duminda Nagamuwa had been released from the quarantine centre, in Pallekele last Friday (16). Hence the counsel moved to withdraw the petition informing the Court that his client does not intend to proceed with the application.

Taking into consideration the facts, Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna permitted the petitioner to withdraw the petition.

The petitioner cited IGP ChandanaWickremaratne, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Thennakoon, Officer-In-Charge of Slave Island Police Station, Director General of Health Services Dr.Asela Gunawardena and several others as respondents.

Duminda Nagamuwa and seven others were arrested by the police on the 7th of July when they staged a peaceful protest at the State Engineering Corporation against the interdictions of two employees on political ground.

The petitioner said Duminda Nagamuwa and others were walking away from the court premises after being granted bail by Fort Magistrate’s Court, a group of police officers blocked their movements and informed them that they would be referred to a quarantine centre.

The petitioner stated that no document was given or shown to the Corpus and no reasons were given for such obstruction. The petitioner said according to the information DumindaNagamuwa is currently detained in the PallekeleArmy camp.


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