Indictments served on six


Indictments were served, before Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe yesterday (15), to six active members of an extremist Islamist organisation, who have been charged with manufacturing 21 destructive bombs used in the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks.

The Counsels for the six accused told the Court that they would not be seeking bail for their clients at this stage, as they have been detained and remanded for over 36-months.

But, they informed Judge Marasinghe, that at the next hearing they will be handing over written submissions seeking bail for the accused.

Taking the submissions into consideration the Court ordered the accused to be remanded till 24 September.

The Attorney General has indicted the accused, before the High Court, with having violated Provisions contained in the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

By Hansi Nanayakkara