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AG files revision application over Rajitha’s bail order

Attorney General Dappula de Livera PC yesterday filed a revision application in the Colombo High Court challenging the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s order to grant bail to MP Rajitha Senaratne in connection with the controversial ‘White Van’ press conference.

Filing this application in High Court, the petitioner (Attorney General) is seeking an Interim Order to stay the bail order made by the Colombo Chief Magistrate on December 30 and commit the suspect to remand custody.

Attorney General’s Co-ordinating Officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said this revision application was filed challenging the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s order dated December 30. Former Minister Rajitha Senaratne was arrested in connection with organising the white van press conference on November 10 ahead of the presidential election. Later on he was released on two sureties of Rs.500,000 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

In her bail order, the Chief Magistrate observed that according to the Criminal Procedure Code the charges levelled against MP Senaratne were bailable offences.

Former State Pharmaceuticals Corporation chairman Mohommed Rumi Mohommed Azeem and two other individuals namely Sakalawalli Arachchige Sarath Kumara and Athula Sanjeewa Madanayake, who had allegedly involved in the incident were also released on bail.

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