Patali's medical reports submitted to court

2016 Rajagiriya Accident Case: Patali's medical reports submitted to court

by Zulfick Farzan 21-01-2022 | 11:31 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Evidence Examination in the case filed against MP Patali Champika Ranawaka and two others for causing grievous injury to a person by rash & negligent driving on the 28th of February 2016, was postponed to the 18th of February 2022.

They are charged with fabricating false evidence over the accident that took place in Rajagiriya.

Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, ASP Sudath Asmadala & Dilum Thusitha Kumara were present in Court on Friday (21).

The Attorney General submitted to the court, the Judicial Medical Officer's Report which was called for on the previous day of the trial, with regard to the first accused in the case, Patali Champika Ranawaka, failing to attend the court proceedings as he was hospitalized.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris informed the court that according to the JMO's report, the first accused Patali Champaka Ranawaka's health condition was deemed normal based on 10 medical tests conducted.

Accordingly, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris said it appears that the first accused had deliberately attempted to delay the court proceedings and thereby, requested that a date be fixed for trial.

However, President's Counsel Anuja Premaratna appearing for the Former Minister said his client was admitted to the nearest hospital based on a sudden illness and was instructed to undergo multiple tests and never conducted himself to delay court proceedings.

Further examination will of the case was fixed for the 18th and 23rd of February 2022.