National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa and six other party activists who staged a protest march against the visit of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein were yesterday noticed to appear before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on March 18 for allegedly providing leadership to a protest which blocks the main roads at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, causing disturbance to the people and the normal flow of traffic.
Accordingly, NFF leader and Colombo District MP Wimal Weerawansa, Jayantha Samaraweera, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Wijenayake, Roger Seneviratne, Mohammed Muzammil and Don Lusian were noticed to appear before Court by Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya.
Filing a facts report before Court, the Cinnamon Garden police informed Court that on February 6, the NFF activists had provided leadership to a protest which blocks the main road at Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards Havelock Town, causing disturbance to the people and the normal flow of traffic. Police further alleged that the protestors had used loudspeakers without a permit.
Police further alleged that the NFF activists had committed offences which come under National Thoroughfares Act.