Minister Rajitha Senaratne's family members - Eksath Senaratne, Chatura Senaratne and Dr. Sujatha Senaratne, were discharged by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today from an alleged charge of abducting a minor Dinitha Aloka Ranasinghe from the custody of her parents.
At the onset of inquiry into a habeas corpus case filed by the parents of the minor girl, Senior Counsel Saliya Pieris informed court that the parents had withdrawn the habeas corpus case in the High Court and there was no need for the Magistrate to inquire the petition any more.
Counsel Sujeewa Gamage appearing for the parents of the girl told the Magistrate that he had not received any instructions from his client over withdrawing of the habeas corpus application.
The magistrate on perusing the case brief observed that the case had been withdrawn by the petitioners in the High Court and terminated inquiry and dismissed the case.
Accordingly he discharged the suspects from the case. (T. Farook Thajudeen and Shehan Chamika Silva)
Comments - 7
Cheers Saturday, 24 October 2015 02:27 AM
Court has given the benefit of the doubt to the minister UNP law at its best
sarath Saturday, 24 October 2015 04:53 AM
Is that a voluntary withdrawal or done under threat, force, undue influence and inducement
Lakshman De Silva Saturday, 24 October 2015 05:58 AM
It was a clear case of abduction and the State influence on the Judiciary is very evbident
suda Friday, 23 October 2015 06:17 PM
Of course YAHAPALANA clans are saints free of single wrongdoing.
ANTON Friday, 23 October 2015 06:51 PM
BECAUSE RAJITHA SAID ONLY ONE THING ......" ADO ... DATH TIKA GALAWA GANDA EPAA HARIDA"
sarath Friday, 23 October 2015 10:12 PM
Magistrate had discharged the parties but there will be another case in the same court for maintenance for the girl and a child.
OMG Saturday, 24 October 2015 12:53 PM
the parent and court should declare in front of media, what was the reason for withdrawing the case?
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