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Colombo Chief Magistrate Ordered For Sinhala and English Translation of the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran

Colombo, 13 July, (Asiantribune.com):

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, ordered the State Translation Department to render into Sinhala and English the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran regarding the resurgence of the LTTE at a public gathering held in Jaffna.

Addressing an event held at the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna on July 2, the former State Minister had allegedly said she would like to see the resurgence of the LTTE.

On July 6, the Chief Magistrate’s Court issued an order directing several media institutions to produce their unedited video footage and paper articles pertaining to this controversial statement

Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake made this order pursuant to a request made by the Organised Crimes Prevention Division. Filing a motion in Court, the Organised Crimes Prevention Division informed that two TV channels, DAN TV and Hiru TV had already handed over the video footage pertaining to the statement to the Police. In order to carry out further investigations into the incident, it is required to have the Sinhala and Tamil transcripts of the video footage, police informed court.

The statement made in this respect by the Secretary of the Sihala National Organisation, Ven. Magalkande Sudantha Thera and the Chairman of this organisation Liyanage Abeysinghe are also to be handed over to the investigating authorities.

The court is to be informed of the progress of the investigations by July 20.

Earlier President’s Counsel Manohara de Silva said that Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC, could indict the UNPer for violating the Constitution regardless of the disciplinary action taken by her party.

Vijayakala recently quit her ministerial portfolio. She remains a member of parliament.

- Asian Tribune -

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ordered For Sinhala and English Translation of the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran
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