Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:09 | News.lk
The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday told the Court that SriLankamirror.com and Xnews.com websites have been identified as scurrilous and mudslinging websites and they cannot be considered media institutions. The CID also told the Court that the suspects arrested from these Mud Websites cannot be considered as professional journalists.
The CID made these assertions when the case against the two websites was taken up before Colombo Additional Magistrate K.A.G. Punchihewa.
The CID told the Court that all newspapers that followed the code of ethics for media have identified these websites as purveyors of slander and mudslinging.
The CID informed court that they will raise no objection to release the computers on condition that the defendants accept what is contained in the computers. He also stated that the defendants should comply with the condition that no change or alteration would be done to the data contained in these computers.
The CID also produced before the Court data contained in three more computers to be placed in the Court safe. After considering the submissions by the two parties, the Magistrate refused to release the computers and the case was put off until September 4. The suspects who were arrested by the Court and later released on bail also appeared in Courts. (niz)