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Patali’s case fixed for trial

The case filed against former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and two others for an alleged motor accident that took place in 2016 at Rajagiriya was today fixed for trial on December 11 by the Colombo High Court.

The case was taken up before the High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta.

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 the 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.