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Colombo court calls for Sinhala translation of ‘pro-LTTE’ speech

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake has ordered Sri Lanka’s state translation department to translate into Sinhala and English a speech by former UNP minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, where she stated that the LTTE was needed in the North-East to prevent the rising violence and anti-social behaviour that is taking place in the region. 

The Chief Magistrate’s Court also issued an order demanding full video footage from the event earlier this month, reports The Island.

The order comes follow a request made by Sri Lanka’s Organised Crimes Prevention Division.

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department has already been questioning Tamil newspapers that reported on the former state minister’s speech