Muslim man arrested on charges of planning to assassinate the Sri Lankan president

Wednesday December 04, 2019

A Muslim man has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police on charges of planning to assassinate President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

 

Minuwangoda Magistrate has ordered the suspect, Mr Mohammed Rizgan, to be detained under Sri Lanka's draconian Terrorism Act.

 

Four Tamil men who arrested with the suspect have been released on bail after the magistrate said there was no evidence to charge them.

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