Two reasons for Azath Salli's arrest - Suggestions of religious conflict among them

Thursday, 02 May 2013 - 19:00


The Media Centre for National Security states that Former Mayor of Colombo Asath Sally has been taken into custody for making statements which incite communal & religious tensions in the country.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today Director General of the MCNS Lakshman Hulugalle stated that the Criminal Investigations Department had received several complaints in this regard during the recent past.


The Director of the MCNS also noted that Sally was being further interrogated based on a

48 hour detention order.


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