Colombo Magistrate’s Court grants bail to Kolonnawa UC Chairman

Colombo Magistrate’s Court grants bail to Kolonnawa UC Chairman

Written by Bella Dalima

22 Aug, 2014 | 6:50 pm

The Chairman of the Kolonnawa Urban Council, D.P. Ravindra Udaya Shantha, who stands accused of assaulting the Deputy Chairman of the Council, was granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando, granted permission for Ravindra Udaya Shantha to put forward a bondsman for Rs.100,000.

The police say that although a complaint had been lodged that the Chairman had a firearm in his possession, there was no evidence. Meanwhile, the Kolonnawa Urban Council convened under an Acting Chairman on Friday owing to the absence of both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

Deputy Chairman Suresh Kodagoda later arrived to chair the meeting. The Deputy Chairman then left the chamber, but returned a few minutes later.

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