[SRI-LANKA UPDATES] Former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa is not allowed to travel abroad

SRI LANKA-POLITICS-ELECTION

SRI-LANKA: Sri Lankan court imposed a ban to travel abroad on former prime minister Mahindra Rajapaksa along with his son and MP Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others in view of investigations against them for the deadly attack on peaceful anti-government protesters in Colombo this week.

Magistrate’s Court ordered them to surrender their passports until the investigations taking place on the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites on Monday. During an attack, nine people were killed and over 300 others injured in the violence.

The court issued the bans on 13 legislators representing the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), including Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nishantha, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, C B Ratnayake, and Sanjeewa Edirimanne.  Deshabandu Tennakoon is also on the list of people who need to remain in the country for investigations into the violence.

The group was accused of brutally assaulting protesters opposite Mahinda Rajapaksa’s prime ministerial residence and near the secretariat of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. thousands of demonstrators have hit the streets across Sri Lanka since April 9 seeking the resignation of the Rajapaksa brothers.

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