CID to record statement from Pethum

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela, on Tuesday (9), ordered the Director of Prisons Department, to provide necessary facilities for CID sleuths to record a statement from suspect Pethum Vimukthi, who has been remanded on charges of publishing an anti-Government posts on certain social media platforms.

The Magistrate gave this order, having considered a request submitted to him in this connection by the CID.

The suspect was ordered to be remanded on 30 July, on charges of persuading the public to resort to acts of violence against the Government via a post published on various social media platforms.

The CID informed Magistrate Kekunawela, that though the suspect had posed as Pethum Vimukthi on his social media accounts, his real name is Ajith Kumara.

By Hansi Nanayakkara