UPFA parliamentarian Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who was disturbing court proceedings by repeatedly instructing her attorney while Court was in session, was yesterday reprimanded by Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Attigalle.
Ms. Wanniarachchi, the complainant in a fraud case filed against Prasanna Punchihewa, by the Mirihana Special Fraud Investigation Unit.
The suspect was charged with defrauding the complainant of Rs.2 million on the pretext of selling her a luxury house in Subothipura.
The Magistrate directed Ms. Wanniarachchi instruct her counsel outside of the Court and not during court proceedings.
"As a lawyer herself, the complainant should have known better to behave with decorum when the Court was in session," the Magistrate said.
Meanwhile, the suspect was released on bail further inquiry was postponed for July 8. (Shehan Chamika Silva)