Police reports considered in case against editor

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 December 1999, 08:07 GMT]
Police reports of their investigations into the publications of articles and of the statements made by Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, allegedly defamatory of President, have been sent to the Attorney General for advice.

The Court was given this information by State Counsel Ransiri Fernando when the case against Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge came up for hearing before Colombo Chief Magistrate G. D. Kulatilleke today.

Senior Defence Counsel Daya Perera (PC) informed Court that his client was prepared to produce the cassettes pertaining to 'Channel 9' in Court.

Earlier the Editor had been released on Rs.5000 personal bail. The Editor was told by the Court to appear on January 11, 2000.

 

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