FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

activists took to street to protest the attack

Lanka-e-News,

The two suspects P M Soosantha alias Soosa and Udeni Sisira Jayalath alias Boothaya who were remanded by the police in connection with the arson committed on Lanka e news Institution situated at Malabe causing losses to the tune of Rs. 11 million on 31st January at pre dawn 1.45 were released on Rs. 03 lakhs surety bail each by the Kaduwela Magistrate Jayaki De Alwis today (18) when they were produced in Court.

Ms. Talduwa told court that her client Boothaya who has been charged falsely does not even know where Lanka e news is located let alone what a media Institution is, since he is addicted to drugs. Ms. Talduwa added that her client had been remanded for two weeks just for nothing for no crime committed by him. Besides, the police has not instituted any investigations into this after remanding him. She therefore requested bail for her client.

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