Mahinda Rajapaksa: Lawyers go to court to arrest former Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda

A lawyer has asked a Sri Lankan court to direct the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest seven people, including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, for conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation and for attacking a peaceful protest in front of a temple tree. And Gall Face earlier this week.

According to the Daily Mirror, a lawyer has filed a personal complaint in Colombo Magistrates’ Court to direct the CID to make an arrest.

More than 100 protesters were injured during the violent clashes at the Galle Face protest site, which led to a nationwide curfew last Tuesday that ordered everyone to be shot for looting public property or causing personal damage.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who recently resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, has been banned from leaving the country by a local court.

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son and former minister Namal Rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando, Holy Waniyarachchi, CB Rathnayake, Sanath Nishantha and Sanjiwa Edirimanne among others have also been banned from traveling, NewsWare quoted sources as saying.

Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his family members were transferred to the Trincomalee Naval Base, and a nationwide curfew was imposed a day after he resigned following violent protests.

Since independence, Sri Lanka has affected a large number of citizens due to food and fuel shortages, rising prices and power shortages, leading to widespread protests by the government over the situation.

The recession has been blamed on recessionary economic policies, such as the government’s move last year to ban chemical fertilizers aimed at “100 per cent” of Sri Lankan agriculture, as well as a shortage of foreign exchange due to a decline in tourism during the Covid-19 epidemic. Organic “.

Amid the political and economic crisis, opposition leader Sajitha Premadasa, who demanded the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa before becoming prime minister, wrote an open letter to the president saying he was ready to take over as prime minister. After taking charge of Premadasa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned within the stipulated time.

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