The Colombo High Court today fixed for December 2 to deliver its order regarding an application filed on behalf of former Western Province Governor Azath Salley requesting to acquit him from the case, without calling fordefence evidence.

The former Governor had filed an application through his lawyers on the basis that the prosecution evidence has failed to establish the charges against prescribed in the indictment.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against Salley in connection with the allegedcontroversial remarks he made detrimental to ethnic-religious harmony in the country.

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

The defence had filed this application before High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja in terms of Section 200 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure requesting the Court to record a verdict of acquittal, on behalf of the accused, in view of the fact that the evidence led by the prosecution totally failed to establish the commission of an offence .




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