Hit-and-run case against Ranawaka on 7 Sept


Colombo High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta, on Tuesday (9) deferred further hearing of the case, against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and two others, on charges of causing grievous injury to youth Sandeep Sampath, during a hit-and-run incident in Rajagiriya six years ago, to 7 September.

The independent MP and two others, namely Dilum Thusitha Kumara, who had posed off as Ranawaka’s driver, during the incident and former OIC of Welikada Police ASP Sudath Asmadala, have been indicted on 16 counts before the High Court, of failing to report a traffic accident to Police, causing a grievous injury to a youth, compilation of fake evidence, reckless driving and fleeing after causing a traffic accident in 2016.

By Hansi Nanayakkara