The revision application filed by former CID Director Shani Abeysekara seeking an order to enlarge him on bail was today fixed for inquiry on May 13 by the Court of Appeal.

The Attorney General was directed to file objections on or before May 7.

Senior Counsel Viran Corea appearing for Shani Abeysekara informed court that his client’s life is in danger due to recurring poor health condition.

Corea submitted to court that his client is in remand custody since July 31, 2020. He reiterated the importance of hearing this petition as early as possible due to deteriorating health condition of his client.

Shani Abaysekara was arrested and remanded for allegedly fabricating evidence in the murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam.

Meanwhile, the revision application filed by Sub Inspector Sugath Mendis seeking an order to release him on bail was also fixed for inquiry on May 13 by Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and Justice R.Gurusinghe.

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 court shall seem fit. The Gampaha High Court had refused to enlarge the two suspects on bail on the December 8, 2020.

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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