Aug 04, Colombo: Dhanish Ali, who was arrested and remanded for storming into the national television threatening the staff and interrupting the scheduled programs on the 13th of July, has been sentenced to 14 days and transferred to the Welikada Prison for using a mobile phone while he was in remand prison.
The suspect, who is currently detained in the New Magazine Prison, was caught by the prison officers with a mobile phone in his possession.
Accordingly, he was produced before a Prisons Board of Inquiry today (04) on the charge of using a mobile phone which is a prohibited item in prison.
According to the Commissioner of Prisons (Administration and Rehabilitation), Mr. Chandana Ekanayake the suspect pleaded guilty before the Colombo Additional District Judge and was sentenced to 14 days in jail and transferred to Welikada Prison.
On July 13, Danish Ali along with one of his aides had forcibly entered the national television Rupavahini and threatening the journalists and the staff has disrupted the scheduled TV program on air to broadcast his own message.
Dhanish Ali was arrested on July 26 by the CID at the airport when he was attempting to flee the country, and remanded in custody.