Defamatory letters: Public Enterprise Development ministry staffer suspects handed over to CCD

Defamatory letters: Public Enterprise Development ministry staffer suspects handed over to CCD

Defamatory letters: Public Enterprise Development ministry staffer suspects handed over to CCD

Written by Staff Writer

28 May, 2019 | 9:44 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Three men arrested for attempting to mail 600 letters containing defamatory remarks against the President and posing a threat to public security, to temples across the island, were again handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today (May 28). The 03 suspects were produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today (May 28) for observation.

The Colombo Crimes Division informed court, investigations against the men are taking place under the provisions of the Emergency Regulations and Prevention of Terrorism Act. The trio are held by the CCD on 90-day detention orders.

Defence Counsel requested for the suspects who are part of the Media Unit attached to the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development, be remanded and not be handed back to the CCD, however, that request was turned down.

The three men were arrested on May 2nd at the Central Mail Exchange. Investigations proved an attempt was made to spread false information regarding the 04/21 attacks and those responsible.

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