Colombo High Court today issued a warrant of arrest on former MP Hirunika Premachandra for her failure to appear in court.

When the case filed against Hirunika Premachandra for her alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth using a Defender came up before Colombo High Court, she was not present in court.

The case was accordingly fixed for June 17.

Previously, except Hirunika Premachandra and a schoolboy,

seven other accused who pleaded guilty for their involvement in the abduction had been given suspended prison sentence by Colombo High Court. Colombo High Court sentenced seven accused to 2 years in prison suspended for 12 years.

Apart from the suspended sentence, the High Court ordered the seven accused to pay compensation of Rs.285,000 to the victim. The Court further ordered five accused to pay a fine of Rs.33,000 each for other charges.

The eighth accused, a schoolboy (18) was ordered to be released on a bond of Rs.100,000 under section 303 of the Criminal Procedure Code taking into consideration his age.

Five accused out of seven yesterday paid compensation to the victim.

The accused; Kelum Niranjana, Kasun Malinda, Ruwan Pushpakumara, Mohammed Rizwan, Pasindu Sanjeewa, P.S.Abeysiriwardena, Sanjeewa Kumara and Jeganadacal pleaded guilty to seven charges including abduction, aiding and abetting to abduction and unlawful assembly.

Besides 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 being abducted in Dematagoda.

The accused who were indicted are; Hirunika Premachandra, Kelum Niranjana, Kasun Malinda, Ruwan Pushpakumara, Mohammed Rizwan, Pasindu Sanjeewa, P.S. Abeysiriwardena, Sanjeewa Kumara and Jeganadacal.




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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