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Colombo High Court today granted bail to former SDIG Anura Senanayake on strict conditions considering the revision bail application filed in court on behalf of him.

High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathilaka granted him a cash bail of one million rupees with three sureties of five million each.

The judge imposed a travel ban on him and ordered to report to the CID every Sunday.

He was directed not to interfere with the witnesses.

SDIG Senanayake was remanded for more than 12 months without any charges being filed against him.

President's Counsel Anil Silva who appeared on behalf of former DIG Senanayake moving a special submission held yesterday that court cannot order for any further detention of the suspect, since the time period (12 months) of lawful detention of a suspect in remand was over on May 23, 2017, thereby the ex-DIG should be released without any bail conditions as per section 16 of No. 30, 1997 Bail Act.

However, Refusing requests made by defence counsel to release suspect, Colombo Additional Magistrate Jeyaram Trotsky yesterday ascertained that he has no judicial power to do so. (Farook Thajudeen and Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • Daily Boru Friday, 02 June 2017 11:50 AM

    The travel ban will be lifted if there is a need for you to go abroad for a holiday or any other event.

    ceylon Friday, 02 June 2017 11:56 AM

    make sure this multy millionaire henchmen of rajapaksa sonspunish for his crimes. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 02 June 2017 12:07 PM

    "remanded for more than 12 months without any charges being filed against him" typical banana republic where the state system works for powerful perpetrators.

    ANTON Friday, 02 June 2017 01:13 PM

    IF I WAS GOT CAUGHT OVER AN INCIDENT LIKE THIS, I WOULD HAVE BEEN DISAPPEARED LONG TIME AGO.

    nihal denipitiya Friday, 02 June 2017 01:19 PM

    aiyo yahapalana

    Bala Friday, 02 June 2017 01:47 PM

    System is such that some get anticipatory bail for 9 months and others get cases postponed for 6 months on flimsy reasons. Others get to go to hospital easily in wheel chairs and ambulances and walk out healthily immediately bail granted. What a farce this system in Sri Lanka.

    Leela Ranawaka Friday, 02 June 2017 01:51 PM

    without any charges fixed, this man was punished by remanding for more than a year. The rule made by CID is superior to the law in Sr Lanka

    Ajja Friday, 02 June 2017 02:21 PM

    Yahapalanaya playing a Game with those culprits and we all watching and listening to them like Donkeys

    daham Friday, 02 June 2017 02:50 PM

    He will definitely file a case against cid claiming millions of repees as compensation for keeping him in remand for more than one year without being framing charges.

    Sinhaya Friday, 02 June 2017 03:05 PM

    So, the cycle of hatred continues. When are we going to see the end of this sort of hateful accusations just to settle personal scores.?

    L C A Friday, 02 June 2017 03:12 PM

    Poor fellow, he had carried out just another order made by the previous regime who thought the power remains endless forever !

    Jaya Friday, 02 June 2017 04:52 PM

    All this mess in criminal legal matters in Sri Lanka is because the CID,most of them don't have university degree,is dominating even the Judges.This should stop.

    sara Friday, 02 June 2017 05:14 PM

    MR will be delighted.


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