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Case against Hirunika fixed for February 28

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The case filed against former UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra for alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth using a Defender, was fixed for February 28 by the Colombo High Court.

The case was yesterday taken up before Colombo  High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja.At a previous occasion, except Hirunika Premachandra, the eight other accused who pleaded guilty for their involvement in the abduction had been given a suspended prison sentence by the Colombo High Court.

The accused Kelum Niranjana, Kasun Malinda, Ruwan Pushpakumara, Mohammed Rizwan, Pasindu Sanjeewa, P.S.Abeysiriwardena, Sanjeewa Kumara and Jeganadacal pleaded guilty to seven charges including abduction, aiding and abetting to abduction and unlawful assembly.

Apart from the abduction charges, the nine accused have been charged on 29 counts by the Attorney General including threatening, assaulting and intimidating the victim Amila Priyankara after abducting him in Dematagoda.

The accused indicted are; Hirunika Premachandra, Kelum Niranjana, Kasun Malinda, Ruwan Pushpakumara, Mohammed Rizwan, Pasindu Sanjeewa, P.S. Abeysiriwardena, Sanjeewa Kumara and Jeganadacal.The complainant Amila Priyankara alleged that he was abducted and assaulted by a group of people who came in a black Defender to Dematagoda on December 21, 2015.

Attorney-at-Law Ashan Fernando appeared for the defence and Deputy Solicitor General Janaka Bandara appeared on behalf of the Attorney General.

 

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 01:00











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