Former Navy Spokesman further remanded till December 13 | Daily News

Former Navy Spokesman further remanded till December 13

Former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P Dassanayake and five others arrested on charges of aiding and abetting the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth were yesterday ordered to be further remanded till December 13 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

The court had issued an order directing the Welikada Prison Superintendent that Dassanayake be transferred to the Prison Hospital from the Welikada Navy Hospital.

The Magistrate made this order taking into consideration a request made by both prosecution and the aggrieved party of the case alleging that Dassanayake was enjoying special privileges while being at the Welisara Navy Hospital contrary to the normal prison procedure. The Court had earlier refused to grant bail on the suspects citing that there is no exceptional circumstances to release the suspects on bail.

Former Navy Spokesman was not produced in court by prison authorities citing that he is currently receiving treatment at a hospital. On July 12, the CID arrested the former Navy Spokesman at the Sri Lanka Navy base in Welisara following an investigation into the incident.

The missing persons had been abducted by an unidentified group at Dehiwala, Battaramulla and Wattala in 2008 and 2009. Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara with OIC of CID’s Gang Robbery Unit-Inspector Nishantha Silva prosecuted. 


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