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Stalin’s FR petition dismissed

The Fundamental Rights(FR) petition filed by General Secretary of Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin challenging the incident where he and several others were forcibly taken to a Quarantine Centre in Mullaitivu after being released on bail by Colombo Magistrate was dismissed by the Supreme Court yesterday.

Stalin and others were arrested by Police at Battaramulla on July 8, during a protest against the proposed Kotelawala Defence Academy Bill.

The petition was taken up before a three-judge-Bench of the Supreme Court. This petitioner had named IGP Chandana Wickremaratne, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Thalangama Police OIC, Mirihana Police Station OIC, then Health Minister Pavithra Devi Wanniaarachi and the Attorney General as respondents. 

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