Court grants permission to detain and interrogate a Muslim labourer at Port Authority

Court grants permission to detain and interrogate a Muslim labourer at Port Authority

Court grants permission to detain and interrogate a Muslim labourer at Port Authority

Written by Staff Writer

03 May, 2019 | 4:14 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Colombo Additional Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama permitted the Colombo Harbour Police to detain and interrogate a Muslim person for a period of 30 days. He was serving as a labourer at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

He is charged with influencing extremist activity and possessing CDs containing extremist propaganda. In addition, a cheque for Rs 1 million was seized from the possession of the suspect.

Police said that over the past few months suspicious transactions of large amounts had taken place using his bank account.

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