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* Police to record statement from Sri Lankan suspected in plot to kill Maldives President
Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 10:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Justice has sought Colombo Chief Magistrate Courtís permission to record a statement through police from a Sri Lankan suspect alleged of the attempted assassination of the Maldives President Abdulla Yameen in 2015.

The Ministry of Justice has made the request following a request made by the Maldives government to the Government of Sri Lanka.

According to a report submitted by the Ministry of Justice to the Colombo Chief Magistrate, a request has been made to record a statement from the suspect Yasasiri Dhanushka Perera regarding the alleged plot and the Ministry requested the court to permit Colombo Crimes Division to record the statement.

The attorney appearing for Yasasiri Dhanushka Perera informed court that his client is now being treated in a private hospital.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara ordered that the request be taken up again on the 24th of November.


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