Jun 18, 2019

Employees of Kiriella's Ministry released

The three staff members, attached to Minister Lakshman Kiriella’s ministry were today (18) released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

They were released on bail with two sureties of Rs.500,000 each.

At the time of their arrest at the Central Mail Exchange (CME) in Pettah, they had in their possession some 600 letters allegedly containing defamatory remarks about the President.

Earlier, the minister in a statement claimed that the letters did not contain any racist ideologies or defamatory remarks against anyone or anti-government propaganda.