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Court rejects CEO’s anticipatory bail plea

8 May 2013 04:10 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While rejecting the anticipatory bail plea filed on behalf of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition 2013, the Colombo Fort Magistrate observed that public displeasure could be created if he granted anticipatory bail over a fraud that took place at a nationally important exhibition, attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

Magistrate Thilina Gamage further observed that the arrest of suspect Kanthi Gunawardana, an Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology was up to the police even without a warrant.

On April 4, CEO Deyata Kirula National Exhibition Kanthi Gunawardana filed an anticipatory bail application in court to pre-empt the possibility of her arrest over charges levelled by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 5

  • Achari Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:25 AM

    Moru eliye Halmesso athule.

    MayIwin Silva Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:28 AM

    Expect another transfer very soon.

    Anna Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Fraud,murder,theft,rape,thuggery...arent these offences pardoned??? via DM Android App

    lalith Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:43 PM

    hello, king kekille are you giving judgements to satisfy general public or according to the common law?

    Cobra Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:58 AM

    But in the case of Duminda given bail court gave no thought to any public outcry that would ensue. How's that for fair play!!!

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