Channel 4 suspect released

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By T. Farook Thajudeen

A British citizen charged with aiding and abetting Channel-4 made the controversial documentary on Sri Lanka which was aired recently intended to insult the armed forces and the state, was released after the court stated that the suspect was not involved in with the movie.

When the matter was taken up for inquiry before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli, the CID filing a report in court submitted that the suspect  Kandawanam Jethiswaran who was arrested in Kandy on July 4  who was alleged to have been involved in the Channel 4 incident, was not involved in the incident.

The CID said that on viewing a CD that was recovered from the custody of the suspect it had revealed that that no suspicious material or evidence was found from the suspect and moved to release him.

The suspect who is a British Citizen was arrested in Kandy on July 4 under the emergency regulations and detained by the CID on an information given by Mohamed Azhar, a resident of Flower Road, Colombo 7  to the CID.

Counsel Krishmal Warnasooriya instructed by Mohan Balendra appeared for the suspect.

Representatives from the British High Commission were present in court to witness the proceedings. (Daily MIrror online)

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  • PuranAppuGe Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:01 PM

    this is a business rivalary of flowe road guy, we need to be careful before arresting a person specially a non national, once they go back there will be story after story you will find in media

    Atheist Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:17 PM

    Sigh...Is telling the truth a crime? This place is going to become a dictatorship..

    Bumba Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:23 PM

    So the pressure is really building up. The truth should and will prevail.

    gamini Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:28 PM

    Shame!
    Govt is caving in for UK and releasing him!

    vignesh Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:11 PM

    If goverment thing that Channel 4 vedio fake ,then why they want arrest anyone ?

    Lakmal Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:11 PM

    Does it a crime to keep a CD ? how many CD's those days people kept of the war,did they also arrest?

    Wara Wednesday, 03 August 2011 07:33 AM

    Wait and see, where the pressure is building up !!!

    Wara Wednesday, 03 August 2011 07:33 AM

    He is a separatist.

    SMD Wednesday, 03 August 2011 08:09 AM

    excellent! now its time to go after the terrorist elements hiding in india

    salabala Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:45 AM

    Bumba why do you go shopping for separatism


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