Mar 21, 2018

Former soldier remanded over FB!

A person claiming to be a former soldier has been ordered to be remanded until April 03 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara yesterday (20) for posting racially motivated content on Facebook in a manner that instigates racial disharmony.

The suspect is said to be a former soldier, Srinath Perera, a resident of Gampaha.

The suspect was produced in Court under the Civil and Political Rights Act and as such the Magistrate noted that the Magistrate Courts did not have the authority to grant him bail and thus ordered him to be placed in remand custody, rejecting an appeal for bail.