Written by Zulfick Farzan
20 Apr, 2021 | 4:07 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Attorney General Dappula De Livera has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a Trial-at-Bar to try 17 people connected to the incident of causing damage to Buddha Statues in Mawanella in 2018.
State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General said the AGs Department also filed indictments with the Kegalle High Court against the accused under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The main accused are Naufer Moulawi, Ibrahim Moulawi, Mohammed Sajid, Mohammed Sahid, Sadik Abdullah, Sainul Abdeen, Mohammed Milhan & 9 others.
They are charged with conspiracy to cause violence and thereby incite religious ill-feeling & disharmony amongst communities by the destruction of Buddha Statutes in the Mawanella area in December 2018, said State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne.
The following is a statement made to the media by State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne on Tuesday (20).
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