Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja yesterday (24) fixed 16 November, for hearing of evidence, in the case filed against former MP Hirunika Premachandra. Premachandra was accused of abduction, detention and threatening of a youth in 2015. When the case was taken up yesterday (24), the lawyer appearing on behalf of the defence requested the Court to postpone the case as her senior was unable to appear due to illness.
Deputy Solicitor General Janaka Bandara appearing for the prosecution noted that this case has been postponed since 2017 due to which it should be taken up promptly. Thereby, the Judge, while observing that the case had been postponed over 13 times, ordered for it to be taken up on 16 November.
BY Hansi Nanayakkara