AG files indictment against Champika over accident in 2016
July 10, 2020 03:42 pm
The Attorney General has filed two indictments with the Colombo High Court against former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and two others over the motor accident at Rajagiriya in 2016.
The AG’s Coordinating Secretary, Senior State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that the former minister has been charged with causing grievous injuries to a person by rash and negligent acts, among other charges.
Meanwhile the other indictment has been filed against the former OIC of the Welikada Police Station and present ASP Sudath Asmadala, who is charged with fabricating false evidence, and Dilum Thusitha Kumara, who was the former minister’s driver.
The second indictment consists of 16 charges including fabricating false evidence, tampering with evidence and presenting inaccurate reports to the magistrate’s court in order to protect a suspect.
This is with regard to the alleged hit-and-run incident which took place on February 28, 2016 where the vehicle in which the former Megapolis and Western Province Development Minister was travelling in collided against a motorcycle in Rajagiriya, causing life-threatening injuries to its rider.