Justice Minister calls for CID probe on facebook post that he arranged special treatment to Thilini Priyamali
Posted on October 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Lodging a complaint with CID, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapksha has urged the CID Director to conduct an investigation into the false and malicious Facebook Post alleging that he as the Minister of Justice and Prison has given special treatment to remand prisoner Thilini Priyamali.

The Justice Minister maintained that the dissemination of the said untruthful and malicious post via electronic media regarding a pending case has caused a severe prejudice to the entire legal system. 

The Justice Minister further said dissemination of such information would also affects the integrity of the Judicial System and the Criminal Justice process in Sri Lanka.

While attaching the copy of the post and the details of the person who posted the alleged false allegation, Justice Minister has urged the CID Director to conduct an inquiry at his earliest convenience and report the matter to Fort Magistrate’s Court for further action.

In his complaint, the Justice Minister said it tarnishes the legal system of Sri Lanka and creates a prejudice on the minds of the people at large since the matter refers to an ongoing case in the Fort Magistrate’s Court. (Lakmal sooriyagoda)

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