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HC fixes trial against Champika over hit-and-run case on May 31

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The Colombo High Court today fixed  the case filed against former Minister Patali Champika and two others over an alleged road accident on February 28, 2016, for trial on May 31.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta.  

The case was filed against three accused persons; former Minister Champika Ranawaka, his driver Thusith Dilum Kumara and ASP Sudath Asmadala on charges of fabricating and concealing evidence.  

The indictments including 16 charges which have been filed against all the three accused on  fabricating false evidence, conspiracy of fabricating false evidence and submitting dubious reports to the Court.  

The main charge relates to conspiring and fabricating false evidence to claim that it was Dilum Thusith Kumara who was at the wheels when accident took place and another charge relates to him for allegedly conspiring to conceal evidence to protect MP Patali Champika from facing legal action.

ASP Sudath Asmadala was charged with producing a false report to the Colombo Magistrate’s Court in order to protect former Minister Ranakwaka from legal facing action.

Meanwhile, preliminary objections against the indictment are scheduled to be taken up on April 27.(Yoshitha Perera and Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 6

  • varuna Monday, 08 March 2021 01:35 PM

    When would they fix trials against Karuna Amman and Pillayan for killing thousands of our soldiers and other atrocities committed against Sinhalese, Muslims and even Tamil people?

    Shehan Monday, 08 March 2021 01:40 PM

    Champika you did something silly. Now face up jungle law

    Mm Monday, 08 March 2021 03:01 PM

    Judgement::: one year to be wear jumpers.

    Puppa Monday, 08 March 2021 03:45 PM

    This boy will have to face Ranjans fate.only salvation will be to pay allegiance to pohottuwa then comes the decision ,නිදොස් කොට නිදහස් .

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Monday, 08 March 2021 07:30 PM

    If u don't join the government now u are sure to go prison, be wise think about other matters later.

    anura jayantha Monday, 08 March 2021 08:15 PM

    leaving politics aside, if the made did something wrong, he deserves punishment. he is just like everyone else in politics in this country...when you are in power you can get away with anything. when you are not in power also you can get away if you align with the current regime..this is how it works in the banana republic

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