Jan 19, 2021

Ajith Prasanna bailed

Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya on Tuesday (19) ordered for retired Major Ajith Prasanna to be released on two surety bails of Rs. 500,000/- each.

Ajith Prasanna was remanded for almost a year on the charge of making statements at the media briefing to influence witnesses from the prosecution.

Retired Major & Attorney-at-Law Ajith Prasanna was granted bail by the Court of Appeal on Wednesday (13) and the bail order was enforced today by the Additional Magistrate.

The case will be called up again at the Colombo Additional Magistrate’s Court on the 19th of March 2021.

Ajith Prasanna was ordered by the Additional Magistrate to refrain from making any comment to the media on any pending cases in the court, as per the promise he made to the Court of Appeal.

In December 2019, the Colombo Additional Magistrate ordered for Ajith Prasanna to be remanded on the charge of making statements to influence witnesses in a case taken up for trial at the Fort Magistrate’s Court.

The case was related to the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 youth from Colombo in 2008/2009.