For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
January 10, 2011: Fort Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne, today ordered the Slave Island police to send all extracts with regard to the attack on the Sirasa Head Office to the Attorney General and file action against the suspects.
The order was made on a request made by attorneys at law Tissa Dias Nanayakkara and Udaya Rohan De Silva on behalf of Sirasa.
When the case was taken up before the magistrate today, police told court that the police information book containing all statements with regard to the incident, is sealed in connection with another case.
As such, police said they were unable to file cases against the suspects involved in the attack on the Sirasa offices.
At that stage, attorney at law Rohan De Silva requested court to order the police to file action against the suspects as all relevant investigations have been completed.
Acceding to the request, the magistrate ordered police to obtain certified copies of all statements, send them to the Attorney General and submit the relevant number to court.
There are 16 suspects involved in the incident and they are all residents of Kelaniya.
However, only 14 suspects were present before court today.
When the magistrate inquired about their absence, police said they were unaware of the proper addresses of those suspects.
The magistrate ordering police to find their addresses and issue summons on them, ordered that all suspects should be present in court on February 14.