Court grants bail to ASP Asmadala & Ex-Minister’s driver in Rajagiriya accident case

Court grants bail to ASP Asmadala & Ex-Minister’s driver in Rajagiriya accident case

Court grants bail to ASP Asmadala & Ex-Minister’s driver in Rajagiriya accident case

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

20 Aug, 2020 | 1:53 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Colombo High Court on Thursday (Aug 20), ordered to hand over indictments and grant bail to Assistant Superintendent of Police Sudath Asmadala and Thusitha Dilum Kumara.

ASP Sudath Asmadala & Thusitha Dilum Kumara (the driver of Ex-Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka) are charged under 16 separate indictments for causing grievous injury to a person by rash & negligent driving, for conspiring & fabricating false evidence as well as giving false information to screen an offender.

The Colombo High Court ordered for bail to be granted under cash bond worth Rs 10,000 and four sureties worth Rs. 500,000.

The Colombo High Court Judge ordered the accused not to travel overseas without permission from the court and also ordered for the case to be taken up again on the 28th of August.

The motor accident in question occurred in Rajagiriya, on the 28th of February 2012.

The Attorney General filed the case against Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Thusitha Dilum Kumara – who served as a driver to the Ex-Minister and ASP Sudath Asmadala who was the OIC of the Welikada Police at the time over the accident.

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