Attorney General drops criminal proceedings against LTTE 12

Published on 21 Feb 2020 7:52:08 PM

In a 11-page statement released on Friday, Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas said all 34 charges against the 12 accused of being involved with Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would be dropped immediately.

The Attorney General said mere idol-worshipping does not constitute a crime, and explained that there must be sufficient evidence for prosecution to establish the crime “beyond reasonable doubt”.