The Attorney General informed the Court of Appeal today that the indictment filed against former Navy Commander WasanthaKarannagoda at Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar in connection with the abduction of eleven persons will be withdrawn.

Senior State Counsel Awanthi Perera appearing for the Attorney General made these submissions before the Court of Appeal when the writ petition filed by Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda came up before a two-judge bench comprising Justice SobhithaRajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola.

The Senior State Counsel informed the Court that the Attorney General has decided to withdraw the indictments filed against Karannagoda.

The decision to withdraw will be conveyed to the High Court in due course.

The Court of Appeal has already issued an Interim Order staying the proceedings against the former Navy Commander Karannagoda in a case filed against him at Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar. This interim order will be effective until the final determination of this writ petition.  

The Attorney General had filed indictments against former Navy Commander WasanthaKarannagoda and 13 others in connection with alleged abduction, torture, extortion and conspiracy to murder 11 persons in 2008 and 2009.


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