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FR petition filed preventing arrest of Madumadawa

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) deputy leader Madumadawa Aravinda today funneled a fundamental rights petition at the Supreme Court (SC) looking for an interim order avoiding him from being detained in connection of his suspected presence during a tense situation that vented in Minuwangoda on May 13.

Filing the case on behalf of Mr. Madumadawa, PHU Publicity Secretary Attorney-at-law Thushara Dissanayake told media that it was a trick by the Government to arrest Mr. Madumadawa and added they would not fall into that trap.

“The Government uses the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as a tool to suppress anti-government protestors,” Dissanayake said.

He said they would obtain the containing order after submitting required evidence to prove Mr. Madumadawa’s guiltlessness.

Earlier, Madumadawa Aravinda has been unsuccessful to appear at the Minuwangoda Police Station at two cases – on May 19 and 20 – despite orders being issued to be present to provide a statement in links with his suspected presence during a tense situation in Minuwangoda,” a senior police officer of the Minuwangoda Police said.

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