Jul 31, 2017

101 detained under PTA, emergency law Featured

One hundred and one persons are being detained following their arrest under the prevention of terrorism act and the emergency law, reports say.

By 12 July 12, cases have been filed in the high court against 84 of them.

For the remaining 17, the attorney general’s advice is awaited.

During the recent visit to the island by UN envoy Ben Emmerson, the media was told that 84 persons were being detained.

Among the detainees are those who had aided in the killing of foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.