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AG orders arrest of Johnston and 21 others


The Attorney General has ordered the arrest of 22 persons affiliated with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in connection with the violence that transpired on 09 May.

MPs Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nishantha, Sanjeewa Edirimanna and Milan Jayathilake and Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon are amongst those named by Attorney General Sanjaya Rajaratnam.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D.Wickremeratne and the DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) were directed by the AG to arrest the following individuals;

Nalaka Wijesinghe (alias Satha)
Milan Jayathilake
Bandula Jayamanne
Dineth Geethaka
Saman Lal Fernando
Sanath Nishantha
Araabi Wasantha
Deshabandu Tennakoon
Subash of Dehiwala Town Council
Amal Silva
Sameera Chathuranga Ariyaratne
Ruwanwelle Ramani
Thusitha Ranabhahm
Sajith Saranga
Mahinda Kahandagama
Dan Priyasad
Pushpa Lal Kumarasinghe
Sanjeewa Edirimanne
Johnston Fernando
Nishantha Mendis
Pushpakumara (ex-army personnel)
Shavin Fernando