The case against Colombo district former Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra for her alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth using a Defender was today fixed for February 28 by Colombo High Court.


The case was to be taken up for trial today. However, the State Counsel appeared on behalf of the Attorney General and sought a further date to lead the prosecution’s evidence.

On a previous occasion, except for Hirunika Premachandra and a schoolboy, seven other accused who pleaded guilty for their involvement in the abduction case were given suspended prison sentence by Colombo The High Court sentenced seven accused to two years in prison, suspended for 12 years.


Apart from the abduction charges, the nine accused have been charged on 29 counts by the Attorney General, including threatening, assaulting, and intimidating the victim, Amila Priyankara, after she was abducted in Dematagoda.


The complainant, Amila Priyankara, alleged that he was abducted and assaulted by a group of people who came in a black Defender to Dematagoda on December 21, 2015.



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