Wele Suda disputes case against him

23 March 2015 11:23 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Wela Suda, his wife and another accused contended before High Court Judge Devika Tennakoon De Livera today that the prosecution cannot maintain the money laundering case against them as the indictment was erroneous.

Senior Counsel Anura Meddegoda defending Wele Suda’s wife submitted that the 57 indictments filed in the charge sheet were erroneous because the Penal Code by Section 174 and 175 had specifically stated that the charges should be framed on the offences that have committed within a period of one year.

He asserted that according to that Section only three such offences committed by an accused within a period of one year should be filed in one indictment.

However, the Attorney General had filed 57 charges allegedly committed by the accused, Samantha Kumara Vithanange alias Wele Suda, his wife and another accused within a period of two years and four months commencing from January1, 2010 to April 24, 2012- which was wrong, the counsel said
The counsel of the second and the third accused said they would stand by the assertion of the counsel for the first accused.

Senior State Counsel Thusith Mudalige objecting Counsel Anura Meddegoda said that Section 175 (1) of the Penal Code had stated that a series of acts interlinked with each other could be indicted under one indictment.  

The case was postponed for inquiry on May 5. Before the High Court Judge Devika Tennakoon de Livera.

Wele Suda’s wife Gayani Priyadharshani and Wasanthi Wasundara were indicted with Wele Suda  on  57 charges of money  laundering by purchasing movable and immovable assets by utilizing the wealth earned  from peddling heroin.

The CID alleged that the accused had purchased houses and blocks of lands at Colombo, Rajagiriya, Pannipitiya Madiwela, Dehiwala Nedimala and a BMW car. Jeeps and had deposited such earned moneys in the account in several banks.

The Police Anti-Narcotics Bureau initiated investigations after raiding a huge heroin network on a super luxury flat.

They also took into custody about one kilo of heroin and some suspects engaged in the packing of heroin.

Based on the Narcotics Bureau report, Samantha Kumara’s wife Priyadharshani and Wasundara were taken into custody and the properties bought out of the sale proceeds of heroin were also confiscated. (T. Farook Thajudeen)





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  • Citizen Monday, 23 March 2015 06:40 PM

    What Wells Suda earned was confiscated because he would not explain What the crucked politicians robed from the people ? Let us wait and see what happens.

    Push Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:21 AM

    No need of framing hundreds of charges. With one single charge if Wele Suda can be imprisoned for life that should be done without wasting time. In the actual fact they should be given capital punishment.

    Observer Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:25 AM

    Looks like State Counsel is leaving roomfor case to be challenged and dismissed via DM Android App

    Fassey Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:57 PM

    Scoundrel should not be escaped from punishment. Should be hanged for ruining the youth.

    Perumal Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:54 AM

    What about the politicians financed by Welw Suda?

    Lal Monday, 23 March 2015 05:29 PM

    Wele Suda should be made the secretary of mahindas new party.

    Eds Monday, 23 March 2015 05:41 PM

    Lets see how far this eye wash of an investigation will go....

    gnanasara Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:48 AM

    Although , he is a criminal he is a good ops man. He could have teamed up with ISI and turned tables on RAW.


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