Civil Society Activist Chirantha Amarasinghe arrested | Sri Lanka News

Civil Society Activist Chirantha Amarasinghe has been arrested by police today evening near the State Intellgence Service Head Quarters in Colombo.

Chirantha Amarasinghe's lawyer confirmed that his client was arrested whilst attempting to submit a Right to Information Request concerning a report issued about him.

The sources said Amarasinghe has has been thereafter taken to the Cinnamon Gardens  Police Station and he is held in Police Custody on unspecified Charges.

Amarasinghe was previously arrested for urging the public to protest against former President Gotabhaya Rajapakse by posting “gotafail” back in 2020 November.

Amarasinghe had filed a Fundamental Rights application against the Criminal Investigations Department over the previous arrest claiming it to be unconstitutional. That matter is scheduled to be supported on 22nd March 2023. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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