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Azath Salley further remanded for another month

Former Western Province Governor Azath Salley, who was incarcerated over the controversial statement he had made during a media briefing early this year has been further remanded until the 9th of November.

The case was called before Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala this morning (26).

During the proceedings, Salley’s attorney had requested the magistrate to grant his imprisoned client permission to sign a document to sell a piece of land. Accordingly, the prison superintendent was directed to make necessary arrangements for the defendant to sign the relevant documents while in prison.

When Salley was produced before the Colombo High Court yesterday, he was served indictments filed by the Attorney General.

On the 16th of March 2021, Azath Salley was arrested by the CID and was detained under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (PTA). The arrest was made over several controversial remarks Salley had made at a press conference, inciting conflict amongst religious groups.