Former Western Province Governor AzathSalley was today ordered to be further remanded till September 14 by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court over controversial remarks he made detrimental to ethnic-religious harmony in the country.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragalamade this after inspecting the suspect who is currently receiving treatment at Colombo National Hospital.

The Attorney General had earlier informed the Supreme Court that the indictments have been filed in Colombo High Court against AzathSalley in connection with the controversial statement he made on March 9, 2021.

The indictments have been filed against Salleyfor committing offences come under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA)and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act.

Salley had filed a Fundamental Rights petition through his lawyer alleging that he was arrested on baseless charges and seeking a declaration that his fundamental rights have been violated by the CID through his arrest and detention.


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