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‘White van’ duo further remanded until 6 Jan

The two individuals who made controversial statements during the ‘white van’ press briefing have been remanded until the 6th of January.

The order was delivered by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne when the case was taken up this morning.

The two individuals appeared during a ‘white van’ press briefing organised by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne in the run up to the presidential elections(10 November).

In December, the CID launched a probe into the media conference conducted.

According to the CID, investigations were launched after a complaint was lodged by an individual named Kumudu Pradeep Sanjeewa Perera.

The CID had also informed the the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on the probe.

Considering a request made by the CID, the Chief Magistrate ordered several media outlets to submit the unedited video footage from the press conference.

The two suspects were subsequesntly arrested  later detained. On the 16th of December, the duo was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate, who ordered to remand them until today(27).