Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohamed Mihar today directed the Wellampitiya Police to forward the CCTV footage of the abduction of a drapery shop employee at Dematagoda to the Moratuwa University for examination.
He also directed that the video footage of the subsequent media briefing held by UNP parliamentarian Hurunika Premachandra be forwarded to the Moratuwa University for examination.
The Magistrate directed Ms. Premachandra to make a claim for the defender now in police custody on January 26 when the inquiry would be next taken up for inquiry.
He gave this directed when her Counsel Gunaratne Wanninayake requested the Magistrate to release the defender vehicle allegedly involved in the abduction.
The Counsel also requested the Magistrate to notice UPFA parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila to appear in Court on the basis that he had misled the people by making defamatory statements.
However, the Magistrate said the Court was duty-bound to act according to the facts revealed in Court and not on hearsay or what on what was said outside the Court. (T. Farook Thajudeen and Shehan Chamika Silva)
From there it will be sent to the FBI - this shows how much our police force lags on forensic knowledge
ram Tuesday, 12 January 2016 04:15 PM
Why is it to drag the case till next election,Both parties agreed the crime committed. Harunika accepted her involvement with her vehicles, she openly admitted. others also given to the police all details, what is the necessary to check the video footage now.
Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 12 January 2016 04:38 PM
"Defender" did the opposite.
Coconut Republic Tuesday, 12 January 2016 04:43 PM
Looks a new trend..., sending every recording moratuwa uni??? Are all the rest blind???
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 12 January 2016 05:26 PM
Universities are abodes of learning and not experts to analyze forensic evidence such as CCTV footage. This shows the poor knowledge of our Police and Judiciary. If the local Police (who are experts in corruption than the subject they professional need to know) do not have expertise to analyze this subject, then foreign expertise via FBI or Scotland Yard should be obtained.
Wele Vidane Wednesday, 13 January 2016 07:05 AM
If found any evidence then send it to foreign country.
gamini.seekkubadu Wednesday, 13 January 2016 02:02 PM
Send it to Cambridge Uni. what SL poor public have to expect...???
joe Wednesday, 13 January 2016 02:06 PM
pl; send this also to FBI to prevent final changes
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