Patali Champika’s driver released on bail

Patali Champika’s driver released on bail

Patali Champika’s driver released on bail

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jan, 2020 | 12:05 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – Thusitha Dilum Kumara, who served as MP Patali Champika Ranawaka’s driver, was released on bail by Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana Neranjana Silva despite objections raised by the Attorney General.

The defendant was released on two sureties of Rs 250,000 each and was ordered to report to the Colombo Crimes Division on the final Sunday of every month.

Thusitha Dilum Kumara is the second suspect in the case filed against MP Patali Champika Ranawaka for causing grievous injury to a person through a rash and negligent act and for switching drivers in a road traffic accident in Rajagiriya.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing for the Attorney General informed court, the investigations are still underway and statements need to be recorded from a large number of witnesses and therefore, releasing the suspect on bail would pose an obstruction to the progress of the investigations. The case will be called up again on the 24th of February.

 

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