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Dhanuna's grandmother released

24 July 2013 08:43 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered to release and acquit Dhanuna Tillekeratne's 82-year-old grand-mother from the case in which she had been charged with harbouring an offender by providing accommodation to her grandson Dhanuna, who is former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka’s son-in-law.

Magistrate Thilina Gamage also observed that the prosecution had not proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

The Magistrate maintained that the charges against the accused couldn’t be maintained in accordance with the section 209 of the Penal Code since the harbouring charge only could be maintained if she harboured an offender but not to a suspect. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 5

  • Ramzeel Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:48 AM

    Pathetic, an 82 year old grandmother was prosecuted and released today. Gods wrath should surely befall those who prosecuted such an old lady.

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:52 AM

    God's wrath should befall on the younger relatives who hid Dhanuna in the old lady's house and pushed her forward to take the blame.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:20 PM

    It is really pathetic and funny that the Police/CID did not know the difference between an offender and a suspect.

    pinhamy Thursday, 25 July 2013 02:11 AM

    All this part of Politics.revenge and vengeance.

    saman Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:51 AM

    good news, wish you'll all the best.

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