The High Court relaxed former Monitoring Minister Sajin de Vass Gunawardena’s bail conditions on consideration of a revision application filed by him in court pleading to relax the bail conditions.
Senior Counsel Anuja Premaratna appearing with Attorneys Nayana Dissanayake and Eromi Jayaratne on behalf of Sajin Vaas Gunawardena submitted that his client had adhered to the bail conditions imposed on him when releasing his client on bail by the High Court.
Counsel Premaratna further submitted that Mr. Gunawardena had not dishonoured or had violated any of the bail conditions imposed on him when granting bail.
Mr. Premaratna said his client appeared before the CID on the last Sundays of every month between 9 am and 12 noon from the date he was granted bail.
Counsel Premaratna pleaded to revise this bail condition imposed on his client by allowing his client to appear before
the CID once in three months instead of last Sundays of every month.
Mr. Sajin Vaas Gunawardena was charged in the Fort Magistrate Court by the CID allegedly on a charge of misusing of vehicles belonged to the Presidential Secretariat and was remanded by the Fort Magistrate.
Subsequently he was released on bail by Colombo High Court on a Surety bail of Rs.20 million and a cash bail of one million rupees. He was also ordered to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department on the last Sunday of every month.(T. Farook Thajudeen)