Court recalls arrest warrant

11 February 2011 12:56 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Colombo High Court today re-called the warrant issued for the arrest of Traditional and Small Enterprises Minister Douglas Devananda.
Minister Douglas Devananda today surrendered before court through his Counsels.

The Counsel asked Judge W.M.P.B. Warawewa to recall the warrant issued against the minister. The counsel submitted that the minister was a prosecution witness and the warrant had been issued by the court for the failure of the minister to be present in court to give evidence in a case for the attempted killing of the witness at his office at Kollupitiya in March 2004.

On considering the submissions, High Court Judge W.M.P.B. Warawewa recalled the warrant and ordered Minister Douglas Devananda to appear before court on May 26.

The Court on  February 7, 2011 issued the warrant for the  arrest of Minister Devananda when he failed to appear in court to give evidence for the prosecution in a case in which  an LTTE cadre Selvakumari Satya Leela alias Satya was accused of having aided and  abetted with a LTTE cadre Thiagaraja Jeyarani to kill Devananda and in the same attempt for the killing of  Don Herbert Attygalle and Kastri Bangalage during the period March 1, 2004 to  June 6, 2004 at the Ministry of Devananda at  Kollupitiya. (Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 7

  • Shan Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:37 PM

    This hay never respect the Law. Not attending Courts, Not paying Bank Loans, Nerver Pay Water And Electicity bill.But he is a VVIP in SriLanka.God Must save Us from these Thiefs.

    Cobra Friday, 11 February 2011 01:36 PM

    Another eye wash in the offing?

    hameed Friday, 11 February 2011 01:58 PM

    useless party and useless ministry

    Konde bendapu china Friday, 11 February 2011 02:09 PM

    Kala warenko Den

    suwantha Friday, 11 February 2011 02:32 PM

    mahinda rajapaksa without any hesitation will order to the court not to take any action against him.that is the law in srilanka.

    dilan Friday, 11 February 2011 03:31 PM

    He didnt go to court for the case where LTTE tried to kill him....how stupid.....

    pbj Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:19 AM

    Money launderer , One of the persons who became a billionaire appearing as a saver of the tamil people.


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