Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena have no legal right to file a revision petition - AG
Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 12:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 11, Colombo: The Attorney General stated in the Court of Appeal today that bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena have no legal right to file a revision petition with the Court of Appeal seeking bail.

The revision petition filed by the former director of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and former CEO Kasun Palisena with the Court of Appeals seeking bail was reconsidered today (June 11) by the two judge bench of Chairman Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Shiran Gunaratne.

Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda appearing on behalf of the Attorney General stated in the Court today that there should be special reasons for submitting a revision petition with the Court of Appeal requesting bail for a suspect.

However, the Additional Solicitor General pointed out that since the petition does not disclose any special fact, the court does not need to hear the revisions made by the suspects in the case.

Additional Solicitor General Kodagoda who pointed out that according to the law a revision petition can be filed only in few exceptional cases and no such special situation has been identified in the petition regarding the remand of the two suspects.

The petitioners in their appeal to the Appellate Court stated that the Colombo Fort Magistrate has refused bail for them stating that the court has no power to grant bail since the suspects have been charged under the Public Property Act.

The petitioners state that however, the CID report submitted to the courts against them has not revealed any offense under the Public Property Act and therefore, the decision taken by the Colombo Fort Magistrate to refuse to grant bail was illegal.

The petitioners state although a revision petition was filed in the Colombo High Court against the lower court ruling the Colombo High Court also rejected the petition without further consideration.

Therefore, the petitioners in the revision application have requested the Court of Appeal to set aside the ruling by the Colombo High Court and Fort Magistrate's Court and grant bail.

Further hearing of the petition was postponed to July 04th.

.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lankan President calls to form a national movement to form a new government this year
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister reiterates pledge to protect Buddhism
-- [3 hours ago]
Maximum retail price for rice from 1st April
-- [4 hours ago]
Decision on PC polls next week, Minister says
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy's Sayurala takes part in multi-nation naval exercise AMAN-19 in Pakistan
-- [5 hours ago]
Sysco's CAKE Guest Manager seats 200 million guests
-- [5 hours ago]
EC says Sri Lanka lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding
Sri Lanka to promote economic relations with Iran's Yazd province
Sri Lanka Navy, STF thwart illegal migration attempts, arrest 38 suspects
17 youths arrested with drugs on pilgrimage to Sri Pada

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.