A case filed against Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa and five other party activists for allegedly providing leadership to a protest which blocked the main roads at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, causing a disturbance to the people and the normal flow of traffic was yesterday fixed for May 30 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandima Liyanage.
On February 6, 2016, the National Freedom Front (NFF) staged a protest march against the visit of the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
Six suspects including former MP Wimal Weerawansa Jayantha Samaraweera, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Wijenayake, Roger Seneviratne and Mohammed Muzammil are the suspects in this case.
The suspects who organised the protest had failed to obtain prior permission from Police to hold the march and the organisers had also used loudspeakers without a valid licence.
Accordingly, the suspects had provided leadership to a protest which blocked Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards Havelock Town, causing a disturbance to the people and disrupting the normal flow of traffic.