Former Magistrate acquitted and released from elephant calf case

Former Magistrate acquitted and released from elephant calf case

Former Magistrate acquitted and released from elephant calf case

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Dec, 2021 | 12:09 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); A Colombo High Court on Thursday (16) ordered to acquit & release interdicted Magistrate Thilina Gamage from all charges in the case filed over the illegal possession of an elephant calf, named Sakura.

The order was made by Colombo High Court Judge Damith Thotawatte.

The Judge ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges filed against the accused, and ordered to acquit and release the accused from all charges without calling for evidence from the defence.

The Judge also ordered to call for evidence examination of the defence with regard to the indictments filed by the Attorney General against the three other accused in the case.

The case will be called up on the 21st of January 2022.

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