The Attorney General’s Department told in court yesterday (14) that former MP Hirunika Premachandra is the registered owner of the black Defender that was allegedly used to kidnap a young man.
Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Janaka Bandara, who gave evidence in the Colombo High Court, said that eight people who allegedly abducted the young man using the vehicle have pleaded guilty to the charges.
Therefore, DSG Bandara pointed out that it is not necessary to recall the evidence against Ms. Premachandra and if the defense admits the facts, the case can be resolved quickly.
He presented the facts when the Attorney General’s case against Ms.Premachandra and others over aiding and abetting the kidnapping of a young man was heard in court.
The case was heard before High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja. Deputy Director of Regional News at Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Ms. Kariyawasam testified and said that a press conference related to the incident was aired on SLRC.
Ms.Premachandra appeared in court yesterday.
The Attorney General filed this case under the charges of abducting Amila Priyanga Amarasinghe by force as well as aiding and abetting the crime which was committed on or around November 21, 2015 in Dematagoda.
The case was fixed for further trial on October 4 by the Colombo High Court.