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Private TV Channels ordered to hand over video footage of Sarath Fonseka’s speeches

Jul 1, 2010 11:16:34 AM - itnnews.lk

Two private TV Channels have been ordered to hand over to the CID video footage containing several statements made by Sarath Fonseka during the Presidential election.

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has given the order. Submitting a petition to the Court, the CID said that this video footage is vital for their investigations they have launched against Sarath Fonseka under the Emergency Regulations. The CID said they needed video footages containing the speeches made by Sarath Fonseka during the Presidential election in Ampara and Ratnapura and the news conference he held on the 14th of December.

Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli after considering the CID request, ordered the two private TV Channels to hand over the relevant video footage to the CID