The Court of Appeal will tomorrow (16) deliver its order on the revision application filed on behalf of former CID Director Shani Abeysekara, seeking bail.
This order will be delivered by the Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and Justice R. Gurusinghe.
However, the Attorney General has already objected to this application.
The Counsel for Shani Abaysekara earlier reiterated the importance of hearing this petition as early as possible due to the deteriorating health condition of their client.
Shani Abaysekara was arrested and remanded for allegedly fabricating evidence in the murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam.
Meanwhile, the order regarding the revision application filed by Sub Inspector Sugath Mendis also fixed for tomorrow by the Court of Appeal.
Filing revision applications through their lawyers, the petitioners requested the Court of Appeal to revise and set aside Gampaha High Court’s order to refuse bail and sought an order to grant bail to the petitioners on any condition that the court shall seem fit. The Gampaha High Court had refused to grant bail on the two suspects on December 8, 2020.
The petitioners stated that in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with conditions in the prison system, their physical health, safety and their lives are at an aggravated risk if confined to remand. The petitioners also said they have already been contracted COVID-19 while in remand and were fortunate to have survived it.
Shani Abeysekara was arrested by CCD for allegedly fabricating evidence in the murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam in 2013 in which then DIG Vass Gunawardena and several others were sentenced to death for committing and conspiring to commit murder.


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