Written by Zulfick Farzan
17 Mar, 2021 | 6:23 pm
Colombo (News 1st); A Trial-at-Bar on Wednesday (17) ordered to remand 08 suspects with respect to the 2016 March Bond Scam until the 23rd of March 2021.
The matter was called up in the presence of High Court Judges D.Thotawatta, Manjula Thilakarathne & M. Irsadeen.
Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara strongly opposed granting bail to the accused and the bench accepted the objections and ordered for the accused to be remanded.
On Wednesday (17) morning, Attorney General filed Indictments before the Trials-at-Bar hearing the Bond Scam cases pertaining to the 2016 March 29 & 31st Bond Auctions.
On the 18th of February 2021, the Chief Justice appointed two Trial-at-Bars to hear the Bond Scam cases involving two bond auctions in March 2016, following a request by the Attorney General.
High Court Judges D.Thotawatta, Manjula Thilakarathne & M. Irsadeen were appointed to the first trial at bar & High Court Judges Amal Ranaraja, Namal Balalle & Adithya Patabandige were appointed to the second trial at bar to hear the Bond Scam cases.
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