Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects FR petitions filed by LTTE suspects

Aug 07, Colombo: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has rejected the Fundamental Rights petitions filed by three top ranking LTTE suspects in custody.

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of police have arrested the three suspects when they were allegedly carrying out terrorist attacks in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and its suburbs during the government’s humanitarian operation in the North.

The three suspects had filed the petitions claiming they are being unlawfully held in custody and therefore requested that they be released.

When the Fundamental Rights petitions were heard, the Attorney General has informed the Court that cases are filed against the suspects in the High Court under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

After considering the submissions the Supreme Court has rejected the petitions.

About 160 hardcore LTTE cadres are being detained pending criminal charges.

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