Sunday, March 29, 2015

Malaka still can’t visit night clubs

A Colombo Court while relaxing some of the bail conditions imposed on former minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka with regard to the charges of attacking a foreigner at a night club further restrained him from visiting night clubs.

Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris gave his ruling while inquiring into the petition filed by Malaka’s Counsel seeking to lift the ban imposed on him from visiting night clubs and public places.

He said the former Magistrate had imposed the bail conditions for Malaka’s well being and that of the public and pointed out that they were not imposed with malicious intent. Malaka was banned from visiting night clubs and behaving offensively in public places while the court case continued.

Magistrate Sahabdeen had also released five other suspects in this case on a personal bail of Rs.500,000. They were restricted from accompanying Malaka to night clubs and engaging in unlawful assemblies.

Two MSD officers were released on Rs.100,000 personal bail. All the suspects were restrained from influencing or interfering with the witnesses in this case. The other suspects released on bail were Ramesh Kulatunge, O.V. Wimalaratne, M.D.P. Upasena, T.R. Weerasekera, MSD officers M Sarathchandra and M.C.I. Fernando. The case was postponed for August 13.

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