AG files indictments against operating Wanathawilluwa weapons base

AG files indictments against operating Wanathawilluwa weapons base

AG files indictments against operating Wanathawilluwa weapons base

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Apr, 2021 | 4:07 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Attorney General Dappula De Livera filed indictments with the Puttlam High Court against 06 accused of collecting explosives and operating an explosives manufacturing base in Wanathawilluwa in 2019.

The indictments were filed under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Terrorist Financing Act, said State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General.

In addition, the Attorney General requested the Chief Justice to appoint a Trial-at-Bar to try Mohamed Mufeez (Abu Dahida), Mohamed Hamaz (Abu Safiya), Ibrahim Mohamed Naufer (Naufer Maulavi), Mohamed Sajid (Sajid Maulavi), Ibrahim Sadeeq Abdullah (Abu Umar), and Gafoor Mama/Nana (Mohamed Shareef Adam Lebbe) along with deceased Zaharan Hashim and Mohamed Hasthun.

State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said the accused are indicted under 14 counts relating to conspiracy to collect of explosives and operate a weapons manufacturing base, illegal possession of explosive material and preparing to commit terror acts.

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