Malaka’s alleged assault of Scottish couple: Case fixed for July 17 | Daily News

Malaka’s alleged assault of Scottish couple: Case fixed for July 17

A case involving an incident where Malaka Silva, son of former Minister Mervyn Silva had allegedly assaulted a Scottish couple at a night club in Colombo, was yesterday fixed for July 17 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) conducting investigations into the incident, had informed Court that they have sought the Attorney General’s advice regarding two counter cases.

The Court had also decided to name Scotsman James Francis Casserly as a suspect in a case where he had allegedly punched Malaka Silva on the face during the scuffle at a nightclub in Colombo 3, in 2014. When the cases came up before Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandani Dias, the magisterial inquiry into two counter cases were fixed for July 17.

The Scottish couple was not present in court yesterday and medical certificates were tendered in court by their counsel in order to support their absence. Seven suspects including Malaka Silva, son of former Minister Mervyn Silva were arrested over an alleged assault on a Scottish couple at a nightclub in Duplication Road, Colombo 3 on October 31, 2014. Police complaints were subsequently lodged by both parties claiming they had been assaulted.

As a part of the investigation regarding the Scotsman’s complaint, police had arrested and produced in Court seven suspects including Malaka Silva. They are currently out on bail.

However, the lawyers appearing on behalf of Malaka Silva alleged that police had failed to take legal action regarding their complaint that Malaka Silva was severely assaulted by the Scotsman and there was even a scratch on Malaka’s nose. Taking into consideration the evidence placed before Court, the Additional Magistrate decided to name James Francis Casserly as a suspect.


 

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