Government says 84 PTA related cases still before court

The Government says 84 cases related to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) are still before court.The President’s media division said that the Attorney-General’s Department is examining police investigation reports pertaining to another 12 suspects also arrested under the PTA for further legal action. The current trials include conspiracy and aiding and abetting the assassination of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman Kadirgamar, attempted Assassination of former Defence Secretary, conspiracy and aiding and abetting to carry out a suicide attack during “Deyata Kirula” targeting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other VIPs, conspiracy, aiding and abetting the assassination of former Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, attempted assassination for former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and the Anuradhapura killing of 29 persons including retired Major General Janaka Perera.