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Indictments served against Champika Ranawaka

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Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been indicted in the Colombo High Court today on charges of reckless driving and failure to prevent an accident.

When the case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Namal Walalle today, the indictments were read out in open court and handed over to the accused.

The lawyer who appeared for Mr. Ranawaka said that his senior counsel intends to file a preliminary objection stating that the High Court has no jurisdiction to hear these allegations.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, who appeared for the complainant, said that such an objection could be made at the outset of the case.

However, after listening to the submissions, the Judge ordered to file preliminary objections on April 27 and postponed the hearing.(Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • Rasika Thursday, 04 March 2021 12:54 PM

    Super country with super unbiased law and order.

    Lion Thursday, 04 March 2021 01:30 PM

    They will try their best to put you in valikada.the way things are happening they will easily get the judgment they want.

    G.A.D.Sirimal Thursday, 04 March 2021 02:33 PM

    Weren't there other road accidents of this nature and worse where deaths have taken place. How serious were they taken

    Saranga W Thursday, 04 March 2021 02:39 PM

    lol half of the countries drivers should be in jail by now Anyway SL never learn to apply law equally

    Tom Thursday, 04 March 2021 02:53 PM

    How Ranawaka act in this incident uncover his attitude,anyway to go further in political carrier, he has come clean

    Jaya Thursday, 04 March 2021 03:42 PM

    When you commit a sin, you must suffer the consequences

    Ranapala Bandara Thursday, 04 March 2021 05:17 PM

    He should be punished together with others with Yahapalaya! LAW MUST BE THE LAW FOR ALL! HOPEM HE WILL NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL NOW LIKE RAJITHA and KARUNANAYAGAM!

    Champika Thursday, 04 March 2021 05:34 PM

    The cause of the accident was illegal motorcycle racing on a public road. No charges against the rider ! This govt is finding petty cases to incarcerate the opposition politicians. One law for opposition one for Govt.

    Sambo Thursday, 04 March 2021 08:22 PM

    One country one law. If he is guilty he should be charged as politicians see no value in human lives and think they could get over with anything.

    Gayan Thursday, 04 March 2021 09:31 PM

    Everyone knows Ranawaka did it. Question is why did he hide the crime

    FF Thursday, 04 March 2021 09:59 PM

    PRESENT DAY " ONE LAW" IS THAT GOVT PARLIAMENTARIANS GET OFF THE HOOK WHILE THE OPPOSITION PARLIAMENTARIANS ARE ROPED IN. IN THIS ACCIDENT IT WAS NOT THE CAR THAT HIT THE MOTORBIKE BUT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

    Ruwan Thursday, 04 March 2021 11:12 PM

    This charge is easily defended. He should have been charged with Perversion of Justice.

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Friday, 05 March 2021 01:52 AM

    If u want to escape jail sentence at least join the government now, wise thing to do otherwise u will face consequences.

    King Kekille Friday, 05 March 2021 11:53 AM

    When you drive , some one comes and hits your vehicle from behind on a UNauthorised vehicle to ride ( 1000CC motor bike) with NO valid driving licence ! Who is at fault ? .


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