The Supreme Court yesterday granted leave to proceed with the fundamental rights violation application filed by Tiran Alles.
He had complained that on May 30, 2007, the Terrorist Investigation Unit arrested him without stating a reason and that the arrest was mala- fide and politically motivated since he is a close friend of Mangala Samaraweera who recently had a dispute with the Government.
Leave to proceed was granted on the alleged illegal arrest. But the investigations against him done by the TID, on suspected disbursement of funds to the LTTE will continue.
If the Police wants to question Alles further on the topic, they will have to seek an order from the Chief Magistrate, Colombo to do so.
The Attorney General yesterday objected to the termination of the TID investigations against Alles.
Senior State counsel Parinda Ranasinghe (Jr) appeared for the Attorney General.
He said that investigations have revealed that the CBE Pvt. Ltd., headed by Alles had disbursed Rs 57 million to the credit of Emilkanthan of the LTTE. Emilkanthan is the second accused in the case of attempted murder of Devananda. Emilkanthan had been indicted twice. Mr. Ranasinghe said that the Police have ample material to question Alles.
This case will be argued on October 1, 2007
Romesh de Silva PC appeared with Sugath Caldera and Eraj de Silva, instructed by G. G. Arulpragasam for Alles the petitioner.
The Bench comprise the Chief Justice Sarath N Silva, Justice Rajah Fernando and Justice Andrew Somawansa.