Kurunegala High Court Judge Manaka Wijesundara today ordered the journalists to enter the court to collect the news of the case against former Minister Johnston Fernando.
The case was filed against Sri Lanka Sathosa Company's Kurunegala Yandambalawa branch and the failure to pay the money.
When the journalists tried to go to court to collect the case related news, the police stationed for security stopped the journalists.
This was the first time that the Kurunegala regional journalists were barred from collecting messages related to the trial in the Kurunegala court.
The case is to be continued from today. Former minister Johnston Fernando, his private secretary Mohammed Hakir and former chief of the Sato Institute Nilin Fernando,
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