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Fr. Jeewantha Peiris today filed a Fundamental Rights petition in Supreme Court seeking an order preventing police and tri-forces from arresting him regarding Galle Face protest incidents.

The petitioner states he joined the “GotaGoGama” protest from about April 09, 2022 and thereafter he became an active participant in the protest in order to bring justice to the people who were made to suffer by the Government led by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The petitioner states after the “GotaGoGama” was destroyed by armed forces, he came to know from the evening television news broadcasts of July 25 that the police have obtained a travel ban against him. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)


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  • Anne Karunaratne Tuesday, 02 August 2022 01:44 PM

    When you engage in protests of this destructive nature, you have to be prepared to get arrested. Why is he scared now?? If it is necessary, arrest him, irrespective of the fact that he's a clergyman.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 02 August 2022 01:50 PM

    No don't do that Fr. Pieris. Because, it needs to be seen whether you will be pardoned by President for being a Catholic Priest in a similar manner they pardoned Sinhalese Buddhist Thug Priest Gnanasara. This is and important Test between Sinhalese Buddhists and Sinhalese Catholics.

    Joseph Navaratnam Tuesday, 02 August 2022 02:00 PM

    Good show to test the Judiciary's impartiality.

    Sokrates Tuesday, 02 August 2022 02:10 PM

    A topsy-turvy world. Before, criminal crooks got such a court order and now Democrats have to do it.

    Ram Tuesday, 02 August 2022 02:36 PM

    Hope he will be saved from arrest

    Cheers Tuesday, 02 August 2022 03:21 PM

    Destroy this fellow for chaos created

    Bernard Tuesday, 02 August 2022 04:00 PM

    Father, if you are guilty conscious only you need to seek justice and what is the business with the 'aragalaya' people?

    emily Tuesday, 02 August 2022 05:15 PM

    He should be a member of the parliment trrough the national list

    Cheap Justice Tuesday, 02 August 2022 05:26 PM

    Way to go citizens. Court battles to over power the Executive.

    Mithula Tuesday, 02 August 2022 05:56 PM

    What about the Rajapaksa’s! Will they be also arrested. The President should first get the money stolen by them before negotiations with IMF.

    Observer Tuesday, 02 August 2022 06:07 PM

    Nothing to worry is he has done nothing to contravene the laws of the land. He could just go in and tell them as it was, and he could walk out. However if he had gone against the law then he needs to be concerned. 'Peaceful Aragalaiests' advocated for abiding by the law.

    Every one is in jail Tuesday, 02 August 2022 06:12 PM

    WB and IMF please hold onto your cash. Another oppressive prez has come to power in SL.

    Hg Tuesday, 02 August 2022 06:38 PM

    This man and his Cardinal is taking the Church to gutters.

    Hg Tuesday, 02 August 2022 06:40 PM

    He is no better than the monks who use the robe to hide their dirty souls.

    Ariyasena Lelwala Tuesday, 02 August 2022 08:24 PM

    He is main suspect of violence in island he should bring to the justices.

    Citizen k Tuesday, 02 August 2022 09:47 PM

    Father we will pray for you.

    Ma Wednesday, 03 August 2022 05:59 AM

    Another power hungry extremist who is using the religion to achieve his goals.

    Jinendra Wednesday, 03 August 2022 07:20 AM

    In Sinhalese Saying "Horata Kalin Kehelkana Watapaneema". I do not say much about this.

    Anne Karunaratne Wednesday, 03 August 2022 12:06 PM

    100% in agreement with Hg! Cardinal seems to think he's the Chief justice!


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