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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 75

Rajitha Senaratne further remanded by Colombo Additional Magistrate

Colombo, 28 May, (Asiantribune.com):

Colombo Chief Magistrate’ Court yesterday transferred former Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s bail application to another court following a request by Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris on behalf of the Attorney General (AG).

Considering the past incidents arose with regard to Senaratne’s bail application, DSG Peiris requested Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne to transfer the relevant bail application to a different Magistrate’s Court.

Meanwhile, President’s Counsel Anil Silva appearing for Mr. Senaratne informed the Court that he was disappointed with AG’s decision.

However, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne informed the Court that judges have the capability to decide with an independent mind and if any party feels that they have been subjected to prejudice by a judge, she is willing to refer it to another judge.

Accordingly, the request was referred to Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage and the bail application was reviewed before him.

The Additional Magistrate gave the order after considering the case referred to him by Colombo Chief Magistrate, Lanka Jayaratne.

Accordingly, Colombo Additional Magistrate, Priyantha Liyanage, yesterday, further remanded former minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, till June 10, over the controversial ‘white van’ press conference in the run-up to last year’s Presidential Election.

When the case was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate, yesterday, the defendant (Dr Senaratne) was not present in court and President’s Counsel, Anil Silva, submitted the bail application on Senaratne’s behalf.

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