Sanath, Milan & Dan ordered to surrender mobile phones


Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday (24), ordered MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayatilleke and social activist Dan Priyasad to hand over their mobile phones to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations into the attack on anti-government protesters at Galle Face on 9 May.

The Magistrate ordered the suspects to be held in custody until their mobile phones are handed over to the CID.

This was when the case filed in regard to the attack on peaceful protesters in front of Temple Trees and the Presidential Secretariat on 9 May was taken up.

Meanwhile, the Magistrate also ordered the CID to obtain the original video of the media briefing in which Sanath Nishantha allegedly made comments defamatory to the judiciary, from relevant media institutions. 

By Hansi Nanayakkara