Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka court remands four Muslims suspected of sending religious hate messages via SMS
Wed, Aug 6, 2014, 08:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 06, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered to remand four Muslims, who were arrested yesterday by a special Criminal Investigation Department team of Police for allegedly circulating religious hate messages via SMS.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered to remand the four suspects till 18 August when they were produced before the Colombo Magistrate's Court today.

According to the Police Media Unit, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following a tip-off they received commenced an investigation last month to arrest the suspects.

The SMS in question has originated in Kuwait, the Police said. A Sri Lankan national residing in Kuwait identified as Rizwan Mohammed had sent a SMS to a resident of Kurunegala identified as Mohammed Shiraz saying that there will be another riot against Muslims in Sri Lanka after 10 August and a meeting has already been held at the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka for planning.

Mohammed Shiraz and the other three suspects have spread the SMS to many others, the police said

The remanded suspects will be reproduced in the Court again on 18 August.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy chief reviews Indian Naval Academy passing out parade
-- [4 hours ago]
Government allocates Rs. 150 million for immediate relief measures
-- [6 hours ago]
Update: Death toll from adverse weather in Sri Lanka rises to 113, over 493,000 displaced
-- [7 hours ago]
President discuses immediate steps for necessary relief measures to disaster-hit people
-- [7 hours ago]
US to send emergency assistance to Sri Lanka for flood relief
-- [8 hours ago]
Pakistan to send relief assistance for Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian Naval Ship Kirch arrives in Sri Lanka with relief assistance for people displaced by floods
Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 100, another 99 missing
Sri Lanka Air Force Airman fell off from helicopter during flood rescue operations dies
Indian PM condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.