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* Abduction case against MP Hirunika Premachandra and others set for trial in January
Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 11:30 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today fixed the dates for the trial of a case, in which United National Front Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra and eight others were charged over the alleged abduction of a youth in December 2015.

Colombo High Court Judge Padmini N. Ranawaka fixed the trial of the case against MP Premachandra and the others for January 10 and 11, 2017.

The Attorney General on 7th August filed 29 counts of charges in the Colombo High Court against the UNF Parliamentarian and eight of her supporters over the abduction of an individual in the Dematagoda area last year.

The judge released all nine suspects on a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 each and two sureties of Rs. 500,000 and imposed a travel ban on the suspects.

The judge also advised the accused not to interfere with the witnesses and warned that they would be remanded for the duration of the trial if bail conditions are violated.

The MP and her supporters are alleged of abducting a man identified as Amila Priyanga Amarasinghe on the 15th of December 2015 at a store in Dematagoda and taken in a 'Defender' vehicle belongs to the MP and assaulting him over a domestic dispute.

Ms. Premachandra has admitted that she had sent her personal 'Defender' vehicle with her supporters to the shop in Dematagoda where the man was employed in order to resolve the dispute.

 


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