Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe lies to court in RADA case

Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe lies to court in RADA case

Written by Staff Writer

05 Oct, 2018 | 9:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Attorneys representing Tiran Alles in the case involving transactions related to RADA, stated that the testimony offered by witness Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe is false. President’s Counsel Nalin Ladduwahetty, appearing on behalf of Tiran Alles, stated that charges should now be filed for contempt of court.

Western Provincial Councillor Warnasinghe admitted before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that he goes by the alias Kamal Deshapriya when engaging in party matters. He further admitted that he was incorrect in stating that he is unaware of the identity of who Kamal Deshpriya was when testifying on the 2nd of August.

President’s Counsel Shanaka Ranasinghe, who was appearing on behalf of the second witness Anthony Emilkanth, also cross-questioned Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe.

Responding to an image shown to him, Warnasinghe admitted that the photograph depicted the advisor to Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Vidya Amarapala, and Anthony Emilkanth. The lawyer claimed that Vidya Amarapala had gone to Dubai and asked Emilkanth to testify against the first witness, Tiran Alles, but following the failure to agree to do so, he had named Emilkanth as a suspect as well. The witness rejected this claim.

Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi ordered that Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga be present to testify when the court reconvenes on Wednesday the 10th of October and issued summons in this regard.

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