Gammanpila's Fundamental Rights Petition Fixed For Support On June 23

The Fundamental Rights petition filed by Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila was fixed for support on June 23 by the Supreme Court.

Gammanpila filed this petition on June 9, seeking an order to prevent him being arrested by the police Special Investigations Unit.

Through his petition, Gammanpila said that two complaints have been filed by an Australian named Brian Shaddick and his Power of Attorney Lasitha Perera with the SIU against him on false basis.

He added that this was done under influence by associates of Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is a political rival.

Gammanpila also requests Rs 500 million as damages to his good name caused by the allegations.

Seven respondents including SSP of the police SIU, Shaddick, Lasitha Perera and the AG have been named in the petition.

Gammanpila was questioned by the SIU on two days following the submission of the petition.

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