Easter Attacks case postponed to January 2022 as accused request for indictments to be read in Tamil

The case filed against 25 accused with regard to the 2019 April 21st Attacks was postponed to the 12th of January 2022, by the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar on Tuesday (23).

The case was called up in the presence of Justices Damith Thotawatte, Amal Ranaraja, and Nawaratne Marasinghe.

On Tuesday (23), the accused requested the court for the indictments filed against them to be read out in Tamil, and considering the request and the time period required to translate the charges in Tamil, the case was postponed.

In addition, lawyers were not present for 10 of the accused.

The Court also sent a reminder to the President of the Sri Lanka Bar Association to make available lawyers who are fluent in Tamil.

The accused were moved in and out of the court premises under tight security.