MP Rajitha Senaratne was remanded till December 30 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Shalini Perera today.
The Additional Magistrate visited the MP who is undergoing treatment at the Lanka Hospitals in Narahenpita.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today requested the Additional Magistrate to remand him until January 06, 2020. When the case was taken up, OIC of the CID unit Ravindra Wimalasiri informed that his officers could not record a statement from the MP because his health condition was not favourable.
After the Magistrate visited Lanka Hospital to examine his condition, the Chief Registrar of the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court examined the mobile phone of one of the court reporters at the court premises.
She said that the court reporter had used his mobile phone to video the incident where the additional magistrate had left court to visit MP Senaratne at the hospital. The Chief Registrar also warned the court reporter, that if reporters tried to do such things within the court premises, she would not allow them to bring in their mobile phones in future. (Yoshitha Perera)