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AG wants Interim Order quashed

The Attorney General yesterday prayed the Court of Appeal to vacate its Interim Order to release former MP Tiran Alles from remand custody.

On November 8, the Court of Appeal two-judge-Bench comprising Justice H.C.J. Madawala and Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya issued an Interim Order on the basis of an ex-parte proceeding pursuant to a revision application filed on behalf of Alles. On that occasion, the Court of Appeal issued notices on the Attorney General to appear in Court yesterday.

Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda appearing on behalf of the Attorney General raised objections against the Interim Order citing several reasons in an affidavit. The inquiry into the vacation of the Interim Order was fixed for December 16.

On November 2, Alles and two other officials at the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) were ordered to be remanded till November 10 by the Colombo High Court in connection with a Rs. 200 million fraud that had allegedly taken place at RADA in 2006. However, following the Court of Appeal Interim Order, Alles was ordered to be released on bail by the Colombo High Court.

On October 18, the Supreme Court had pronounced that the Attorney General has no obstacle to file indictments against Alles in the High Court and observed that the Interim Order issued by the Supreme Court did not bar the Attorney General filing indictments against the petitioner (Tiran Alles) based on the findings of the investigation into the incident.


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