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Former Akuressa PS Chairman seeks bail

Former Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) Chairman Saruwa Liyanage Sunil, who was sentenced to 15 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment by the Colombo High Court for allegedly raping a girl, has filed a revision application in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to release him on bail.

The former PS Chairman has already filed an appeal seeking the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal to review and set aside his conviction and the Rigorous Imprisonment imposed by the High Court on January 17, 2020.

Filing this revision petition through Counsel Darshana Kuruppu, the Petitioner is seeking an order to revise the Colombo High Court's order to refuse to grant bail on him. The Petitioner said the main victim of the case has categorically denied that the Petitioner raped her and thereby he urged this fact be considered as an exceptional circumstance.

The Petitioner further said that he is more vulnerable to the COVID-19 and especially its new variant, as there are many inmates who have tested positive for the virus.

The Attorney General had filed an indictment against the former PS Chairman Saruwa Liyanage Sunil for allegedly raping a girl in Akuressa between May 23, 2012 and July 2, 2012.