Court frees Malaka, Rehan from assault case

The Fort Magistrate today freed Malaka Silva and his friend Rehan Wijeyratne from a case filed over an assault on an Army Major.

Malaka Silva, Minister Mervyn Silva’s son and Rehan had been arrested last September over the assault on the Army Major at a hotel in Colombo.

They were later given bail after the Army Major withdrew the complaint filed against them at the Slave Island police station.

However the court had sought the advice of the Attorney General and on his advice the suspects in the assault case were freed today.