Mon, 08 Mar 2021 Today's Paper

Two special Trial-at-Bar to hear Welikada Prison riot, Ali Roshan cases

3 July 2019 06:22 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya today appointed two special Trial-At-Bar to hear the two cases of Welikada Prison riots in which 27 inmates had been killed and the case of elephant trafficker Ali Roshan.

The Attorney General's coordinating officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said the Chief Justice has appointed the two three-Judge benches based on the request made by Attorney General Dappula de Livera.

The AG has made the request after considering the gravity of the two cases as seven years has passed since the Welikada riots in which 27 inmates were killed. He also said the case of Ali Roshan should be heard before a Trial-at-Bar as it led to a huge uproar in the society.

The accused in the Welikada riot case were former Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau, former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and former Prisons Intelligence Unit officer Indika Sampath.

The AG said there was a good reason to hear the case before a three member Trial-at-Bar and mete out justice to the aggrieved parties.

In the Ali Roshan case, him and seven officers of the Wildlife Department including an assistant Director (legal) have been accused of altering the elephant registration book at the Wildlife Department paving the way for Ali Roshan to keep five elephants in his possession without valid licences.
On the request of Attorney General Dappula De Livera, the Chief Justice had appointed the following judges to appear in two cases: Gihan Kulathunga, Pradeep Hettiarachchi and Manjula Thilakarathna to appear as Judges in the Welikada Prison massacre case, whilst Judges Wikum Kaluarchchi, Dhammika Ganepola and Madduma Patabendige were appointed to appear in the elephant trafficking case.

The AG will file indictments accordingly. (Manopriya Gunasekara and Shehan Chamika Silva)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate ima

People at a loss as.... COVID vaccination programme hits a snag

The much awaited vaccination drive for Sri Lankan healthcare staff began on J

42 trees felled; Ambagamuwa PS Chairman - a law unto himself ! Unjust enrichment via natural resources

Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha (PS) Chairman Jayasanka Perera was allegedly accuse

The Man Behind Moves to Form the “BJP” in Sri Lanka

The flower bud is the accredited electoral symbol of the Sri Lanka Podujana P

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.