AG Directs IGP To Arrest 22 SLPP Activists Including Johnston And Sanath Nishantha

The Attorney General has directed the IGP and DIG-CID to arrest 22 SLPP activists and members including Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nishantha, Sanjeewa Edirimanna, Milan Jayathilake and Saman Lal Fernando.

They were instrumental is organizing a meeting at Temple Trees which led to violent clashes opposite the Prime Minister’s official residence and at Galle Face Green.

The gathering was held under the patronage of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Protestors have also called for the former Prime Minister in connection with the incident.

Meanwhile, DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon who was photographed with pro-government goons at Galle Face Green during the attack is also likely to be arrested.