Ex-Governor Azath Salley arrested by CID

Ex-Governor Azath Salley arrested by CID

Ex-Governor Azath Salley arrested by CID

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Mar, 2021 | 6:52 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Former governor Azath Salley was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday (16) on the advice of the Attorney General.

Attorney General Dappula De Livera had advised the DIG of Criminal Investigations Department that Azath Salley had committed offenses under the Penal Code, Prevention of Terrorism Act, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights over a statement made on the 10th of March.

This was confirmed to News 1st by State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne who serves as the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said Azath Salley was arrested in terms of the provisions of the PTA in connection with the 2019 April 21st Attacks and he will be detained and interrogated under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

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