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Three accused under PTA seek transfer back to Vavuniya


Three accused who had been held in Anuradhapura prison over alleged offences committed under Prevention of Terrorist Act (PTA) today filed a petition in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to transfer their cases back to Vavuniya High Court.

Three petitioners Rasathurai Thiruvarui, M. Sulakshan and Ganeshan Darshan had filed this petition naming Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Attorney General as respondents.

Three petitioners stated that the indictments have been filed against them under section 291) (a) PTA.

They stated that they do not have any relatives or friends in Anuradhapura. They further stated that they speak only Tamil language and it will be very hard for them and their family members to retain a lawyer of their choice to Anuradhapura High Court. They said owing to these reasons they believe that they will be deny a fair trial in the Anuradhapura High Court.