LNP – High Court temporarily suspends Patali’s travel ban

Colombo District Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka whose passport was impounded by Court as part of indictment filed by Attorney General over Rajagiriya motor accident case was today permitted to travel abroad by Colombo High Court.

President’s Counsel Sarath Jayamanne appearing for MP Ranawaka sought an order allowing his client to travel abroad until next hearing date. The Attorney General did not raise objections for the request. High Court Judge Damith Thotawatte issued an order directing the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration to suspend the travel ban imposed on Champika Ranawaka until March 17 next year.

The Supreme Court has already issued an interim order suspending Colombo High Court trial proceedings against Patali Champika Ranawaka in connection with Rajagiriya motor accident case.

This case comprising 16 charges was filed against MP Patali Champika, his driver Thusith Dilum Kumara and former officer In Charge (OIC) of the Welikada Police Station Sudath Asmadala on charges of fabricating false evidence, a conspiracy of fabricating evidence and submitting false reports to the Court.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appeared for the Attorney General.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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