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Rajitha noticed to appear in court on Jan. 17

Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratna was yesterday noticed to appear before the Colombo High Court on January 17 regarding a revision application filed by the Attorney General in connection with the controversial ‘White Van’ press conference.

The Attorney General filed a revision application in the Colombo High Court challenging the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s order to grant bail to MP Rajitha Senaratne with regard to this press conference. In his application, the 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.

When the revision application came up before High Court Judge Manjula Tilakaratne, the matter was fixed for support on January 17. Former Minister Rajitha Senaratne was arrested in connection with organising the white van press conference on November 10 ahead of the Presidential election.

He was later 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 been involved in the incident were also released on bail.

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Rajitha noticed to appear in court on Jan.17 (17:41)

Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratna was today noticed to appear before Colombo High Court on January 17 regarding a revision application filed by Attorney General  in connection with the controversial ‘White Van’ press conference.

Attorney General filed a revision application in the Colombo High Court challenging the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s order to grant bail to MP Rajitha Senaratne over this press conference.

In his application, the 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.
When the revision application came up before High Court Judge Manjula Tilakaratne, the matter was fixed for support on January 17.


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