Azath Salley arrested for alleged links to Easter Sunday attack: Minister
Posted on March 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekera said, former Western Province Governor Azath Salley was arrested by CID as is alleged to have had links to the Easter Sunday suicide attack.

Speaking to media after the Kolonnawa Regional Development meeting, he alleged that according to initial investigation it was revealed that Salley had overt or covert link to  vandalizing of the Buddha statues in Mawanella and to the attack.

He said the CID conducting further investigation on Azath Salley under detection order.

“Also, Salley made a statement recently over Shari’a law and that he does not want to honour the law of the land. Such statement would lead to religious extremism,” he said.

He said the arrest was made by the CID following the instructions of the Attorney General.

The minister said further questioning by CID could reveal whether Azath Salley has had a hand in the Easter Sunday mayhem.(DSB)

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