Colombo, Nov 25 (NIA) – A Sri Lankan court on Friday issued an international arrest warrant on a Sri Lankan journalist based in the UK, on charges of contempt of court.
The Gamapaha Chief Magistrate issued an international arrest warrant on the Lankaenews editor, Sandaruwan Senadheera and ordered the warrant be issued via INTERPOL.
The Gamapaha Chief Magistrate, Kavindya Nanayakkara, also instructed the Department of Immigration and Emigration to arrest the editor if he arrives in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice, Wijedasa Rajapakse recently informed Parliament that legal action will be pursued against Senadheera for insulting the country’s judges using the Lankaenews website.
The Deputy Mayor of Sri Jayawardenapura, Madura Vithanage also recently sought the Court’s jurisdiction to charge Senadheera for allegedly publishing defamatory articles on his website.
Vithanage complained that there had been a series of articles published on the website and on its social media, defaming judges and castigating their character.