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Shani Abeysekara granted bail

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The Court of Appeal today ordered the Gampaha High Court to grant bail to former Director, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP, Shani Abeysekara and SI Sugath Mendis, overruling vigorous objections by the Attorney General’s Department.

When the bail application filed by Abeysekara and Mendis was taken up for consideration yesterday before Justices Bandula Karunaratne and R. Gurusinghe, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Rohantha Abeysuriya PC, appearing for the Attorney General, insisted that the suspects must be held in remand for further investigations.  

Abeysekara and Mendis were enlarged on cash bail of Rs 25,000 with two sureties each. The court banned them from leaving the country, and their passports were impounded.

Abeysekera was arrested on July 31, 2020, by the Colombo Crimes Division and produced before the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court on suspicion of fabricating evidence against suspects in the murder of businessman Mohamad Siyam in Bambalapitiya in 2013.

In 2020, bail applications filed by Abeysekara and Mendis were rejected by both the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court and the Gampaha High Court. (Nirmala Kannangara)

 

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  • Lion Wednesday, 16 June 2021 10:40 AM

    This news bring a great relief ,for the ordinary law abiding people,who craves for justice.

    Chris Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:00 AM

    Finally. The EU threat is working. Now release the other political prisoners as well.

    Kosappu Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:03 AM

    Thanks European Parliament

    Lalith Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:06 AM

    11 months too late .... but better late at least .... the regions best detective .... we salute you Sir for not cowing to the severe harassment inflicted on you over this extended period .... you stand so tall as an honourable and true servant for the public. Thank you Sir.

    S Prasad Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:06 AM

    Great news for the law-abiding people in the country.

    Lumbini Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:08 AM

    Finally.

    SIRA Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:32 AM

    Thanks Human rights ONE COUNTRY ONE LAW

    Sri Wickrema Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:34 AM

    Without pressure, nothing happens in a banana republic.

    Hudson Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:47 AM

    Power of GSP . Thank u EU. Please make sure Ranjan Ramsnayake released too. He was given a excessive prison term for just being outspoken.

    Wipula Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:48 AM

    Law is equal to all. Was that pprinciple applied to Shani Abeysekara?

    Sambo Wednesday, 16 June 2021 11:48 AM

    Thank you sir for not giving in to baboons and their pressure. We wish Good health, peace and happiness . Thank you for the yeoman service you have given this country.

    RANJAN Wednesday, 16 June 2021 02:54 PM

    You need international pressure.

    Meth Wednesday, 16 June 2021 03:20 PM

    Good news for the day. Speedy recovery with God's blessings

    Teata Wednesday, 16 June 2021 03:36 PM

    This is why we need external influence always

    Truth y Wednesday, 16 June 2021 03:48 PM

    Shame on our government. Waiting for EU to teach them a lesson.

    Triple X Wednesday, 16 June 2021 08:36 PM

    ....... but only in bail.

    Romesh Wednesday, 16 June 2021 09:15 PM

    Finaly justice wins

    G b Wednesday, 16 June 2021 09:30 PM

    Shania should run for president, he can then return the favour


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