Court calls for Sinhala and Tamil transcript of Vijayakala's statement


The Colombo Chief Magistrate issued an order today directing Department of Official Languages to provide Sinhala and Tamil transcripts of the video footage of the alleged offensive statement made by former State Minister Vijayakala Maheshwaran on resurgence of the LTTE at a public gathering held in Jaffna.

The Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake made this order pursuant to a request made by Organized Crimes Prevention Division citing that it is essential to have Sinhala and Tami transcripts of the video footage.

On July 6, the Chief Magistrate's Court issued an order directing several media institutions to produce their unedited video footage and paper articles pertaining to this controversial statement.

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