Capt. Tissa Wimalasena further remanded for operating illegal quarry | Daily News

Capt. Tissa Wimalasena further remanded for operating illegal quarry

Two suspects including Captain Tissa Wimalasena, the driver and security officer of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, were yesterday ordered to be further remanded till July 11 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly operating an illegal quarry on a government owned land in the Koratota area causing a loss of Rs.29 million to the government.

Two suspects Tissa Wimalasena and Lal Priyantha Peiris, a former member of Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha, were arrested by FCID under the provisions of the Public Property Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The suspects were charged with having operated a rock quarry, situated at the Land Reclamation Commission, claiming that it belonged to the Maga Neguma project.

When the case came up before Additional Magistrate Chanima Wijebandara, defence counsel appeared on behalf of the suspects moved court that their clients be released on bail on whatever bail conditions the court deems fit.

While ordering to further remand the suspects until July 11, the Additional Magistrate announced that she would make an order regarding bail on next hearing date. 


 

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