Azath Salley acquitted from case filed over controversial remarks

Azath Salley, the former Governor of Western Province, has been acquitted by the Colombo High Court in the case filed against him over the controversial remarks made during a media briefing held last year.

The order was given by High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja when the legal matter was taken up this morning.

On March 16, the Criminal Investigation Department arrested the leader of the National Unity Front (NUF) and detained him under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (PTA).

The arrest was made with regard to several controversial remarks Salley had made at a press conference, inciting strife among religious groups.

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