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 allegedly raping an underage girl at his own guest house in 2012 was yesterday fixed for today (28).

Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne made this order, when the case against former Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman was taken up for trial. The Attorney General has indicted Saruwa Liyanage Sunil party for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl on or around May 23, 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 investigations, the accused had allegedly 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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