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* Sri Lankan court orders Sirasa to hand over video footage of attack to the police
Fri, Mar 26, 2010, 06:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 26, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Magistrate has today (26) ordered the MTV network to hand over the video footage of the attack on MTV/MBC office premises to the police.

The Magistrate had asked the video footage to be handed over to the Slave Island Police in order to carry out further investigations and arrest the suspects involved.

Video footage telecast on Sirasa TV had identified several members of local government bodies involved in the attack.

The Police Spokesperson SP Prishantha Jayakody said that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has appointed a special team to investigate in to the attack on Sirasa.

A mob of protesters on Monday (22) pelted stones at the office complex of MTV network for sponsoring a concert featuring the acclaimed hip hop artist Akon.

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