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Jaliya Wickramasuriya re-remanded

27 January 2017 11:48 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US, Jaliya Wickramasuriya was further remanded till February 9 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

He was arrested and remanded on charges of misappropriating USD 332,000 from state funds when purchasing a building for the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington.

Prison Authority today did not produce the suspect in court due to his health condition. The suspect is currently being treated at Colombo National Hospital under the Prison custody.

His bail request on exceptional circumstance due to the illness was refused by the Magistrate and said it cannot be regarded as an extraordinary situation to grant bail since Colombo National hospital provides sufficient treatments for that particular illness.

The FCID filed charges under section 5 of the Public Property Act, where a suspect who has misappropriated public properties or assets for more than Rs. 25,000 has no bail relief unless granted due to exceptional circumstances or by a High Court Judge. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 4

  • Bala Friday, 27 January 2017 01:11 PM

    Another fiiasco - another drama. They all fall sick. Are we not all sick of htis system that allows this type of skullduggery.

    Sofa Friday, 27 January 2017 01:14 PM

    How sick must an ordinary remandee be to enter National Hospital or put another way "how much" to doctorr to get the qualifcation to sickness.

    Bagalawathi Friday, 27 January 2017 02:15 PM

    The act of public property by GL peries given oppettunity to decide by magistrate on her wish. This is now misused by all parties as not been specific. Bimba give direction for ABIMATHAYA

    ananda Friday, 27 January 2017 05:09 PM

    Hospitalisation of remand and convicted prisoners has become a joke and sickening to see the courts being bluffed by unscrupulous medical professionals. via DM Android App

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