BAIL FOR EX PS COUNCILLOR CHARGED FOR RAPE REJECTED

BAIL FOR EX PS COUNCILLOR CHARGED FOR RAPE REJECTED

BAIL FOR EX PS COUNCILLOR CHARGED FOR RAPE REJECTED

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jan, 2021 | 3:53 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): A bail application filed on behalf of the Former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Saruwa Liyanage Sunil, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence, was rejected by Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabendige on Thursday (07).

On the 17th of January 2020, the Former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Saruwa Liyanage Sunil was sentenced to 15 years Rigorous Imprisonment by Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabandige for raping an under-aged girl in 2012.

Counsel for the Former Politico requested the court to grant bail to his client citing that an appeal against the sentence was filed with the Court of Appeal and that he should be given bail until a verdict on the appeal is delivered.

Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabendige said in open court there was no exceptional fact put forward by the counsel to award bail to the accused, and rejected the bail application.

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