Aragalaya priest Fr. Jeevantha files petition seeking to prevent arrest

Fr. Jeevantha Peiris, a key activist in the Galle Face citizen’s struggle has filed a fundamental rights petition before the Supreme Court, seeking an order to prevent his arrest. 

Western Province Senior DIG Dheshabandu Tennekoon, IGP, Army Commander, Air Force Commander, Navy Commander and the Attorney General has been named as respondents. 

In his petition Fr. Jeevantha claims the authorities are attempting to arrest him for no just cause leading to the violation of his fundamental rights and therefore requesting the court to issue an order preventing his arrest.