Court to decide tomorrow on warrant for former Welikada OIC

The Colombo Additional Magistrate is to decide on if an arrest warrant will be issued on the former Officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Welikada Police Station ASP Sudath Asmadala tomorrow (03).

The Attorney General (AG) yesterday (01) instructed the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest ASP Asmadala 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)


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