NCCL official remanded for allegedly defaming armed forces, SL President

[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 July 2009, 12:43 GMT]
Colombo Magistrate Friday further remanded Mr. Jayampathy Shantha Nihal Fernando of Moratuwa, the Executive Secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission of the National Christian Council (NCCL) till August 7 for allegedly circulating false allegations against the Armed Forces, Sri Lankan Government and President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The Additional Magistrate Mr. Punarsha Ranasinghe refused bail application by the counsel for the suspect when the matter was taken up for further inquiry, legal sources said.

State Counsel Ms Ureka Welaratna appearing for Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) submitted that Attorney General was objecting to the grant of bail to the suspect Jayampathy Shantha Nihal Fernando of Moratuwa as investigations have not been concluded.

Further more, TID had to obtain a report on the CDs discovered from the custody of the suspect from the Colombo University.


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