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Sunday, 19 August 2018 - 13:28
AG informs Speaker 'how' to take action against Vijayakala
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The Attorney General’s Department has informed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they will evaluate the type of legal action to be taken against former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran who had remarked that the LTTE should be revived.
 
Additionally, the AG's Department has advised the Speaker that if the parliament intends to take action against the MP, such action should be taken in accordance with the standing orders.
 
The Police Organized Crimes Prevention Division recently informed Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that the report containing statements obtained with regard to Maheshwaran’s statement was handed over to the Attorney General. 
 
It further stated that 59 statements were recorded in connection with the incident.
 
The statements were obtained from 6 ministers and MPs, 14 state officials and 30 journalists.
 
Upon considering the facts presented, courts ordered the case to be taken up for hearing once again on the 19th of October.
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