Suspects further remanded until March 18
By Yoshitha Perera
Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris appearing on behalf of the Attorney General (AG) has informed Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage yesterday that the AG’s Department is ready to indict both suspects, Attorney-at-Law Hejaaz Hizbullah and Principal of Madrasa School Mohammed Shakeel.
When the case was taken up before Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday, the two suspects were further remanded until March 18.
DSG Peiris also informed the Magistrate that there were sufficient materials to file indictments against the suspects.
Meanwhile, the AG’s Department and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had also submitted a report to the Magistrate, including a summary of statements recorded by the suspects and the witnesses related to the matter.
While submitting the report DSG Peiris said that there was a separate report including the confidential statements recorded by the witnesses and the suspects.
Accordingly, President’s Counsel Nalinda Indatissa appearing on behalf of Hizbullah requested the Magistrate to provide an opportunity for them to refer to the report submitted by the AG’s Department and the CID.