Vijayakala’s statement on LTTE OCPD to obtain recorded material from media institutions

Published : 12:01 am  July 7, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Shehan Chamika Silva   

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday permitted the Organised Crime Prevention Division (OCPD) to obtain from electronic and print media institutions all edited and unedited recorded materials relating to the recent statement made by former Child Affairs State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaren.

The OCPD sought a court order to obtain the material relating to the alleged statement, based on a complaint lodged by the National ‘Organiser of Sinhala Ravaya’, Magalkande Sudantha Thera on July 3.   
In this report, the Police had informed Court that the alleged statement could amount to an offence under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Penal Code reading with Constitutional provisions.