Friday, September 21, 2012

Malaka didn’t assault me - Army Major

The lawyer of the Army Major, who was injured during a brawl at JAIC Hilton Colombo, filed an affidavit before the Colombo Fort Magistrate today stating that Malaka Silva and Rehan Wijeratne did not assault him.

The affidavit also stated that five others, who are in the remand prison, have assaulted him and also agreed to settle the matter amicably. In his motion before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, counsel Dinesh D. Dodamgoda appearing for the aggrieved party informed that his client Major Chandana Pradeep Susena had decided to arrive at an amicable settlement with the consent of both parties.

According to the affidavit attested by Commissioner of Oaths R.S.A. Kottelawala, the complainant said though Malaka Silva and Rehan Wijeratne were present at the hotel, they were not involved in assaulting him and even did not aid or abet in the commission of the offence. He said some of the others who were at the hotel might have assaulted him.

The army major said the lawyers of the two parties would discuss the settlement.

The Major said that though he had alleged that his gold chain was robbed by someone at the hotel he had later found it at his residence.

Filing a motion, counsel Dodamgoda moved Court that the case be taken up tomorrow and notice be issued on the complainant party to appear in Court. Having considered the submissions, the Magistrate ordered the Court Registrar to issue notice on Major Chandana Pradeep Susena through the Commanding Officer of the Army Hospital requesting that he appears in court on September 24.

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