The Attorney General informed the Colombo High Court that the prosecution evidence in the case filed against former Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra for her alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth using a Defender is to be concluded by the next trial date.
Deputy Solicitor General Janaka Bandara, appearing for the Attorney General, made these remarks when the matter came up before Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja.
A Deputy News Manager of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) gave evidence relating to video footage aired by SLRC that depicted the abduction incident. The court has already recorded evidence from the main prosecution witness, Amila Priyankara, who was subjected to the alleged abduction.
Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja fixed the case for further trial on October 4.
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 imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.
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 he was abducted in Dematagoda.
Hirunika Premachandra is the ninth accused in the case, and criminal charges against her are to be proceeded with as she has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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.