Contempt of Court: Web journo further remanded

By Hansi Nanayakkara | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 16 2020

By Hansi Nanayakkara

Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage, on 14 September, further remanded, till 24 September, the web journalist, who has been charged with Contempt of Court.

The suspect was identified as Desmond Chathuranga de Alwis, who had been functioning as the Administrator of the website Lanka News Web ORG.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed Court that upon inspecting the house of the suspect, they had located two computers, two mobile phones and they had also discovered the laptop and the cell phone used by the suspect to publish the derogatory remarks by way of a news item concerning the Judiciary and Judges.

Accordingly, the CID sought approval from the Additional Magistrate to send the laptop and the cell phone in question to the Government Analyst’s Department for a report.

The prosecution further informed that as the password of the laptop had been changed by the suspect, it had stalled their probe into the case.

They therefore urged the Court not to enlarge the suspect on bail as it would hinder their inquiries.

By Hansi Nanayakkara | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 16 2020

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