- No lawyer had defended the suspect in court
By Augustine Fernando
A trader who was arrested for publishing a social media post arousing communal hatred was remanded till May 24 by Chilaw Magistrate Manjula Ratnayake yesterday.
The suspect had been identified as Abdul Hameed Mohammed Azwer, a resident in Theekawatte, Chilaw. He was charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). According to reports, no lawyer had defended the suspect in court.