FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Suspect Boothaya does not even know where the e news office is! – Lawyer Sandya Talduwa

A police cover up

Lanka-e-News, 15,Feb.2011,
Attorney at law, Sandya Talduwa appearing for suspect Udeni Sisira Jayalath alias Boothaya requested court to give permission to the suspect in the e news arson case to make a statement under oath in Court that he does not even know where the Lanka e news office is located. She added that, while the crimes are committed by those at the top in this country, poor innocent individuals are being made scapegoats. Talduwa made these remarks before the Kaduwela Magistrate Sujatha Alahaperuma today (15) while requesting bail for the accused.
Ms.Talduwa told court that the Wellampitiya police had gone to the house of her client several times saying that they wanted to arrest him as there was a warrant against him. Later, his mother came to know that her son was given to the custody Talangama police and remanded on charges of setting fire to Lanka e news.

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