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The writ application of Johnston was denied.


Former Minister Johnston Fernando’s writ action attempting to avoid his arrest was denied by the Court of Appeal.

After being named as a suspect in the violence that occurred at the Galle Face Green and near the Temple Trees in Colombo on May 09, MP Fernando filed the writ application.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was ordered by the Court of Appeal on June 9th to stop enforcing the order issued by the Fort Magistrate’s Court to arrest the MP over the May 09 occurrences.

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