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Warrant issued on Wimal

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Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis today (13) issued a warrant to arrest former Minister Wimal Weerawansa and to produce him in court subsequently.

The order was issued in relation to an incident in which the MP was accused of causing inconvenience to the public by launching a protest over the arrival of former United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to Sri Lanka in 2016.

The warrant has been issued since the MP was not present in court when the case was taken up today.

Former Minister Weerawansa, State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera, MP Mohammad Mussammil and National Freedom Front Members Weerakumara Dissanayake, Piyasiri Wijenayake, and Roger Seneviratne were named as the defendants in the case.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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