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CID team appointed to probe Azath Salley’s statement


14 March 2021 10:20 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A five-member team of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been appointed to inquire into the controversial statement made by former Western Province Governor Azath Salley.

Meanwhile, the Cinnamon Gardens Police last night recorded a statement from Salley.

Recently, Salley had allegedly said that he does not respect the law of the land but only respects and welcomes the Muslim law.  

Earlier, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said Salley should be arrested for making such a statement.

He said he has informed the CID to look into the matter.

  Comments - 12

  • ANTON Sunday, 14 March 2021 10:35 AM


    Lal Sunday, 14 March 2021 10:42 AM

    Appointed Arrested Remanded and bail out. SRILANKA senario.

    Ronnie Bugger Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:48 PM

    Why, what has he done?He was only expressing one of his rights, that of Freedom of Speech.

    vince Sunday, 14 March 2021 01:57 PM

    If he said something similar in reverse, then he will be headless Salley.

    vince Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:07 PM

    If he does not respect the law of this land WTF is he living here. He should be in another place where ever he'll it is.

    Lasith Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:16 PM

    One way ticket to Saudi rather than bail?

    SarangaDS Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:18 PM

    With such strong views, perhaps it's time to immigrate to a place where like-minded people exist in the majority!

    Jeeves Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:21 PM

    Stating that he will not respect or follow the laws of the country is a serious matter. What will he do next? How many others will he influence to do the same?

    Borat Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:24 PM

    This is really really confusing can someone provide an honest answer why the same law cannot be applied to all . Heavy handed move in this instance while BBS handled with kids gloves . We as citizens of this country welcome any move done with good intentions but need to be followed through accross the table

    Johan Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:35 PM

    Sarah weerasekera is an irresponsible political babe. Better do not dance according to his Tune.Sri Lanka is already isolated by most of the western countries so this should not happen in middle eastern countries

    Mokan Sunday, 14 March 2021 06:33 PM

    Now he will be arrested and put into prison for 2 years. If the Muslims wants to survive, they have to become first Tamils and then Muslims

    Pukka Sahib Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:03 PM

    For sure, no action will be taken against Salley before the vote on UNHRC resolution against SL.

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