SC orders case against Champika to continue

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The Supreme Court yesterday (3), ordered to proceed with the case filed against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka that was temporarily suspended by the Colombo High Court.

Ranawaka was indicted by the Attorney General with having caused grievous injury to youth Sandeep Sampath, during a hit-and-run case in Rajagiriya in 2016.

A revision application was filed by Champika before the Supreme Court seeking an order suspending the hearing of the Colombo High Court case and the Attorney General gave a pledge that the High Court case would not be proceeded with temporarily until the final determination of the Petition.

Accordingly, the case was temporarily suspended and the Attorney General yesterday (3) informed the Supreme Court that the Attorney General’s Department has decided to withdraw the pledge.

Thereby, Supreme Court Justices S. Thurairaja, Janak de Silva and Mahinda Samayawardena yesterday (3), ordered to proceed with the case and further hearing of the Petition was postponed to 15 September. President’s Counsel Faisz Musthafa appeared on behalf of Ranawaka.

By Kamal Mahendra Weeraratne