Nov 20, 2020

Murder case charges against Janaka Bandara, cleared

The Court of Appeal today (20) annulled charges filed against minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon over a murder in 1999.

The charges pertain to two cases filed against the minister at the Kandy High Court over the murder.

Minister Tennakoon was charged of having murdered a person by instructing to open fire at the van transporting United National Party supporters, while he was enroute to participate in a United People’s Freedom Alliance rally in Dambulla.

He was remanded in October 2015, following a case filed against him on the murder at the Matale Court by the Mahawela Police.

However, the Kandy High Court released the Minister in November 2015 on a bail worth Rs. 500,000 and two sureties of Rs. 1 million each.