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Bail for trader accused of selling LTTE record, buyer remains in remand after 1 year

A Tamil shop owner arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for selling a CD with LTTE songs has been released on bail after his lawyer appealed to Sri Lanka’s attorney general.

Another Tamil man arrested for purchasing the CD and playing it remains in remand after a year.

The shop owner Kanthasamy Ariharan was granted bail on Thursday, while the buyer Gunapalasingham Gunaseelan remains in detention.

They were arrested on January 14, 2019.