Case against former Akuressa PS chairman fixed for trial | Daily News

Case against former Akuressa PS chairman fixed for trial

A case filed against former Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Saruwa Liyanage Sunil who was indicted for raping an underage girl at his guest house in 2012, was yesterday fixed for November 27 and 28.

Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne made this order, when the case against the former Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman was taken up for trial. The witnesses of the case were advised to appear in courts on the next trial date. The Attorney General has indicted Saruwa Liyanage Sunil party for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl on or around 23 May, 2012 to July 2, 2012.

The Woman and Child Protection Bureau of the Matara Police conducted the preliminary investigation and took the accused into custody following his surrender over the crime. Seventeen witnesses are to give evidence while 13 productions are listed.

Following the incident, the UPFA suspended his position as the head of the local council while his party membership of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was also suspended.

According to investigation the accused had raped the minor keeping her at his own rest house for two days.

The accused was later released on Rs 50,000 cash bail and four personal bails.

Counsel Wasantha Pitigala appeared for the aggrieved party. 


 

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Once charge is proven in addition to prison all those including the accused and held in cage for public to viewed form an opinion. Being in position of importance his action as charged is low form of trust not one expected even animals behave better

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