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KP's travel ban further extended

The Court of Appeal yesterday extended till Oct. 26, a travel ban imposed on Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, the ex-international financial controller of the LTTE.

JVP MP Vijitha Herath has filed a writ application in the court requesting that the police to arrest KP in the North.

Among the respondents are the IGP, the Secretary Defence, the Commander of the Army, the Commanding officer of the Kilinochchi District and the Attorney General.

Counsel Upul Kumarapperuma instructed by Sunil Watagala appeared for the petitioner.

Priyantha Navvaranna appeared for the Attorney General.

The Bench comprised Justice Vijith Malalgoda, the President of the Court of Appeal and Justice H. C. J. Madawela.