Advised not to reveal witness names, addresses

The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar advised the media (print and electronic), not to publicise the personal details (including names and addresses) of unofficial witnesses to the prosecution, in the case filed against 24 accused, including Naufer Moulavi, over the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks.

The case was called up, before a Bench comprising Judges Damith Thotawatta, Amal Ranaraja and Navaratne Marasinghe.

On the 11th of October, they were charged before the High Court, with the explosion of bombs targeting Catholic Churches and hotels, on Easter Sunday and conspiracy to set off the bombs.

The Court gave these instructions to the media, following perusal of submissions, produced by ASG Haripriya Jayasundera, who prosecuted, on behalf of the Attorney General’s Department.

The ASG added that the relatives of unofficial witnesses, to the prosecution had made this request last morning to the CID.

She stated that they had conveyed, that their details being publicised via the media, could place their lives in danger and inconvenience them no end.

Later, further hearing of testimony, from the 943rd witness to the prosecution, proceeded for the second successive day.

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