Govt Analyst ordered to test voice recordings of lawyer

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela, yesterday (8) ordered the Government Analyst (GA) to submit test reports related to two voice recordings of a lawyer, which is presently being circulated on certain social media platforms, on charges of exerting pressure on the independence of the Judiciary, while being engaged in a protest opposite the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

The CID had made submissions regarding a protest being organised in front of the said Court, on 23 May and on causing inconvenience to the activities of the Court.

The CID told Magistrate Kekunawela, that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had lodged a complaint in this connection and added that they will be submitting further details having probed the incident.

Accordingly, the CID urged the Court, to issue the aforesaid order to the Government Analyst, to ascertain the authenticity of two voice recordings of a lawyer, which are currently being shared on various social media sites, to further expedite their probe into the case.

BY Hansi Nanayakkara