Saturday, May 16, 2009

TISSANAYAGAM’S DETENTION NOT ILLEGAL SAYS SC

By S.S. Selvanayagam

(DM)The Supreme Court has refused to declare the detention of senior journalist J.S. Tissainayagam at the Terrorist Investigation Division as illegal, arbitrary and contrary to the Provisions of the Emergency Regulations.

Justice K. Sripavan with Justices Jagath Balapatabendi and Asoka de Silva held that the court was unable to rule that the petitioner had been kept in detention beyond 90 days without being produced before a court of competent jurisdiction. Full text

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