The Colombo High Court today ordered to discharge former MP Tiran Alles and three others from controversial Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) case.
Accordingly, former MP Alles, former North and Eastern Provinces LTTE Financial Head Emil Kanthan, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of RADA Saliya Wickramasuriya and Dr. Jayantha Dias Samarasinghe were ordered to be released by Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi.
The Attorney General had filed indictments against the four accused for allegedly conspiring to misappropriate Rs.124 million of public funds belonging to RADA in 2005.
Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris appearing for the Attorney General informed the court that the prosecution would not proceed with the case since they do not possess several original documents pertaining to the indictments.
During the trial, prosecution witness, former CEO of RADA Chandra Kanthi Fernando informed the court that she had never seen some original documents pertaining to indictments which had been later handed over to the police.
The Attorney General observed that this witness has taken a different stance contrary to the initial stage and observed that this could be adversely effect to the prosecution.
Accordingly, the Attorney General informed the court that he is not expecting to proceed with the case.
Subsequently, travel restrictions imposed against Alles was lifted by the High Court.
What a farce as usual with no accountability of Police and AG for the comic drama.
Neville Gunasekera Friday, 10 July 2020 12:37 PM
There is a thing called guilty- consciousness and those erred will suffer for ever.
Samson Friday, 10 July 2020 12:37 PM
Let the cases be over soon by releasing or punishing.
Know All Friday, 10 July 2020 12:54 PM
Money, influence. political situation all intertwined to system. Famous saying : Know how to play the system.
Bandu Friday, 10 July 2020 12:56 PM
Anyone in Sri Lanka surprised ?? What a situation when no original documents and no one responsible. Paradise is here.
Ram Friday, 10 July 2020 03:00 PM
Please appoint a Commission to investigate AG as to why he filed the case without documents and also why he did not charge the witness for giving false evidence when he changed his evidence.
MN Friday, 10 July 2020 03:09 PM
It seems to be ,they are not innocent,but released due to missing of few original documents,its simple in a country where politicians have got involved, where ,even skeletons can run away taking its own bones
Siribiris Friday, 10 July 2020 03:11 PM
Power of Power .
REEZ Friday, 10 July 2020 03:30 PM
Finally, we lost 124 M public money without evidence.
Warren Raed Friday, 10 July 2020 03:52 PM
What about the money he earned brokering terrorist deals and building the school? Isn't it a crime too?
Objectiveperson Friday, 10 July 2020 04:04 PM
"The wheels of retribution will ground slowly but surely" if there was indeed a criminal act it will affect the very people and their children There is a eternal high court in heaven
Ralaharamy Friday, 10 July 2020 04:45 PM
Definition of crime, variess with the people who sit in power. An act of crime today may turn out to be a act of virtue when a different party comes to power. but the money is gone for good without a trace.
cham Friday, 10 July 2020 05:16 PM
part of this money meant to LTTE for forcing people to boycott the presidential election ..which Alles brokered !
Kapila Senaratne Friday, 10 July 2020 05:17 PM
What has and what is happening to our country.Sad! Poor people are stagnated I. Prisons forever.
Saman Friday, 10 July 2020 07:09 PM
124 millions of public money pilfered - no accountability at all .. Atone Generals Dept.. Police Dept. What a joke of a country ?
Sen Friday, 10 July 2020 07:20 PM
In a country where police who is in charge of narcotics do drug business,It is not a big issue to a politician to disappear few documents, BUT ,I am really worrying, same would will happen to case of Easter Sunday pogrom and central bank fraud, there too,infamous politicians involved
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