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* ‘Ratta’arrested, banned from traveling aboard
Mon, Aug 1, 2022, 09:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 01, Colombo: Social media activist Rathidu Senarathna alias ‘Ratta’ was arrested today (1) by a police team of the Colombo Central Division Criminal Investigation Unit.

Ratta appeared at the Unit today at around 3.50 pm in response to a notice given by the Colombo Crime Division to record a statement related to an investigation regarding the conduct of the ‘Aragalaya’ anti-government protest.

The Colombo Crime Division had recorded a statement from Rathidu Senarathna for almost three hours.

After receiving the statement, a team of officers from the Colombo Central Division Criminal Investigation Unit came to the Colombo Crime Division and made the arrest.

The Colombo Central Division Criminal Investigation Unit has arrested Rathidu Senarathna in connection with an incident of violation of court orders during a protest held in the Bank Mawatha area on May 21.

Meanwhile, the Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today ordered to impose a foreign travel ban on Rathidu Senarathna and Haritha Darshana.

The Magistrate issued the travel ban when a case filed by the Colombo Fort Police against 11 suspects for being members of an illegal assembly and causing property damage and injury in violation of court orders was summoned today.

The magistrate ordered the court registrar to send the order banning them from traveling abroad to the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration.


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