AG instructs CCD to obtain warrant and arrest former Welikada OIC

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest the former Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Welikada Police Station ASP Sudath Asmadala.

ASP Asmadala is to be arrested on charges of fabricating  false evidence in the case over an accident involving former Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka.

In 2016, former MP Ranawaka’s Jeep was involved in an accident in Rajagiriya, critically injuring a motorcyclist.

The former Parliamentarian was reported to have fled the scene and later produced his driver in court as the one who had been driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Patali Champika Ranawaka was later arrested and remanded in December 2019 over the accident on the instructions of the Attorney General. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. They made the poor driver a scapegoat. Then the parliamentarian fled the scene. Please take into account there are 2 crimes, apart from the accident. There are many corrupt Police and also parliamentarians.


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