Jan 17, 2020

Revision application against granting bail to Rajitha: Ruling on Jan. 21

Colombo High Court Judge Manjula Thilakaratne today fixed January 21 to deliver the ruling on the revision application filed by the Attorney General (AG) against the order of the Chief Magistrate to grant bail to former minister Rajitha Senaratne.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appeared on behalf of the AG while Dr. Senaratne was represented by President’s Counsel Anil Silva.

The former Health Minister was arrested late last month and remanded over the controversial “white van” press conference organized by him in November, but he continued to receive treatment at the hospital.

On December 30, Colombo Magistrate’s Court ordered to release the former Health Minister on bail.