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Patali's driver granted bail - UPDATE

The Colombo High Court yesterday ordered the withdrawal of the warrant and granted bail to former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka’s driver Dilum Thusith Kumara over the case filed for an alleged motor accident that took place in 2016 at Rajagiriya.

When the case was taken up before High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta, accused Dilum Thusith Kumara surrendered to the court filing a motion through a lawyer.

Accordingly, the Colombo High Court judge granted bail to the accused on an additional surety.

At a previous hearing, Dilum Thusitha Kumara, the driver of former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who has been named as the second accused in the case, was issued a warrant by the Colombo High Court for failing to appear in the court.

Accordingly, the High Court Judge ordered the Colombo Crimes Division to arrest accused Dilum Thusitha Kumara and produce him before the court for not appearing before the court.

The case will be taken up again on October 12.

The case was filed against former Minister Patali Champika, his driver Thusith Dilum Kumara and ASP Sudath Asmadala over the hit-and-run accident at Rajagiriya in 2016.

On previous occasions, indictments were served on the three accused and ordered to release each accused on a cash bail of Rs.10,000 and two sureties of Rs.500, 000. The indictment comprising 16 charges was filed against all three accused on charges of fabricating false evidence, conspiracy of fabricating evidence and submitting false reports to the Court.

The main charge is relating to conspiring and fabricating false evidence to claim that it was Dilum Thusith Kumara who was driving the vehicle which caused the accident and another charge relates to him allegedly conspiring to conceal evidence in order to protect MP Patali Champika from legal penalty.

ASP Sudath Asmadala was charged with producing a false report to the Colombo Magistrate’s Court in order to protect former MP Patali Champika from legal penalty.

 


Patali's driver granted bail [05-10-2020 Time 13:26 ]

The Colombo High Court today ordered the withdrawal of the warrant and granted bail to former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka’s driver Dilum Thusith Kumara over the case filed for an alleged motor accident that took place in 2016 at Rajagiriya.


When the case was taken up before the High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta, accused Dilum Thusith Kumara was surrendered to the court filing a motion through a lawyer.

The case will be taken up again on October 12.