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Abduction of a youth using a Defender; case against Hirunika fixed for Trial

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  • Earlier the HC sentenced seven other accused to two years in prison suspended for 12 years

By Lakmal Sooriyagoda 

The case against Colombo District Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra for her alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth using a Defender was yesterday fixed for trial by Colombo High Court. 


The case was fixed for trial on May 23 by High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja. The prosecution witness number one in the case was noticed to appear before Court next trial date. 


On previous occasion, except Hirunika Premachandra and a schoolboy, seven other accused who pleaded guilty for their involvement in the abduction case were given suspended prison sentence by Colombo High Court.  

Colombo High Court sentenced seven accused to two years in prison suspended for 12 years. 
The accused who were indicted are; Hirunika Premachandra, Kelum Niranjana, Kasun Malinda, Ruwan Pushpakumara, Mohammed Rizwan, Pasindu Sanjeewa, P.S. Abeysiriwardena, Sanjeewa Kumara and Jeganadacal. 


Apart from the abduction charges, the nine accused have been charged on 29 counts by the Attorney General including threatening, assaulting and intimidating the victim Amila Priyankara after being abducted in Dematagoda. 


The complainant Amila Priyankara alleged that he was abducted and assaulted by a group of people who came in a black Defender to Dematagoda on December 21, 2015. 

 

  • Apart from the abduction charges, the nine accused have been charged on 29 counts by the Attorney General including threatening, assaulting and intimidating the victim
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