Feb 15, 2019

Court of Appeal dismisses petition to locate Wijeweera Featured

The petition filed by Ms. Chithrangani Wijeweera,the wife of the former leader of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Rohana Wijeweera, seeking an order for the Government to produce her husband before court or release him has been dismissed by the court of appeal without issuing notice.

Court of Appeal judges including Ms. Deepali Wijesundara and Mr. Arjuna Obeysekara further decided that there were no reasonable ground to issue notice in respect of the application.

In the petition Ms.Chithrangani Wijeweera had stated that her husband was arrested in 1989 but was not heard of since.

Former Defence Secretary General Cyril Ranatunga, former State Minister of Defence Ranjan Wijeratne, General Hamilton Wanasinghe and General Cecil Waidyaratne are among the respondents named in the petition.



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