May 11, 2021

Shani Abeysekara appeal on 19th of May

The Court of Appeal today announced that the appeal filed by Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara requesting his release, will be taken up the on the 19thof May.

The order was issued by judges Menaka Wijesundera and Neil Iddawela today.

Four individuals including SSP Shani Abeysekara were arrested and imprisoned on charges of allegedly fabricating evidence in the case against Former DIG Vaas Gunawardena.

The appeal filed by Abeysekara at the Gampaha High Court against his imprisonment by the Gampaha Magistrates Court was rejected on the 8thof December last year.

He filed a petition before the Court of Appeal against the verdict. The appeal will accordingly be taken up on the 19thby the bench comprising judges Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and R Gurusinghe.