Hirunika Premachandra issued arrest warrant

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Colombo High Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of former parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, who is accused of abducting and abusing a youth in the Dematagoda area in 2015.

Hirunika Premachandra was not present in court when the case filed against her was taken up in court today.

Due to her failure to appear before the court, the warrant was issued to arrest her and produce in the court.

The case was scheduled to be taken up on June 17.

The judge also ordered to issue notices to the personal sureties of Hirunika Premachandra to appear before the court on the same day.

The case has been filed against Hirunika Premachandra by the Attorney General over the abduction and imprisonment of a youth.

The former MP and eight of her supporters were alleged of abducting Amila Priyanga Amarasinghe on the 15th of December 2015 from a store in Dematagoda and taken in a ‘Defender’ vehicle belongs to the MP and assaulting him over a domestic dispute.

Ms. Premachandra has admitted that she had sent her personal ‘Defender’ vehicle with her supporters to the shop in Dematagoda where the man was employed in order to resolve the dispute.

All the suspects in the case except Premachandra have pled guilty and on November 06, 2018 the Colombo High Court sentenced them to 2 years rigorous imprisonment suspended for 12 years.


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