Court dismisses Mangala’s case against Capital Maharaja Organisation Chairman

Court dismisses Mangala’s case against Capital Maharaja Organisation Chairman

Written by Staff Writer

12 Dec, 2013 | 11:21 pm

The case filed by MP Mangala Samaraweera against the Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited, in the Matara Magistrate’s Court was dismissed  on Wednesday.

The case was taken up before Matara Additional Magistrate Manjula Karunaratne on Wednesday. On November 25, the Matara Additional Magistrate ordered that the Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited be present in court on Wednesday after considering a personal complaint lodged by MP Mangala Samaraweera citing Section 81 of the Code of Criminal Procedures, Act Number 15 of 1979.

Subsequently,  a motion was filed in court on behalf of the Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited.

After considering the motion on  December 5, Matara Additional Magistrate Manjula Karunaratne noted that the presence of the Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Organisation in court on December 11 was not required and that representation by legal counsel would be sufficient.

When the case was taken up on Wednesday December 11, President’s Counsel Reinzie Arsecularatne appearing on behalf of the Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited pointed out that The Capital Maharaja Organisation is a legal entity.

Thereby,  the case filed by Mangala Samaraweera against the Chairman of the Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited was dismissed by Matara Additional Magistrate Manjula Karunaratne.

President’s Counsel Rienzie Arsecularatne with Attorneys-at-Law G.G. Arulpragasam, U.R. de Silva, Nalinda lndratissa, Wasantha Batagoda, Susara Dinal de Silva, Vishwa de Livera Tennakoon, Neranjan Arulpragasam and Nadee Sarathchandra appeared for the respondent on the instruction of Attorney-at-Law Ramyachandra Gunasekera.

Attorney-at-Law Nissanka Nanayakkara appeared on behalf  of the plaintiff.

 

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