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Mahinda assassination conspiracy case heard before the Colombo High Court

Yesterday (13) the case filed against 04 suspects including former Superintendent of Police Lakshman Kure for conspiring to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was summoned before the Colombo High Court. That was before High Court Judge Mahen Weeraman.

Charges have been filed in this case under the Prevention of Racism Act and the charge sheets were handed over to the suspects yesterday.

The lawyers who appeared before the High Court on behalf of the defendants, including the former Superintendent of Police, pointed out that the defendants, in this case, have been remanded for over 13 years. The lawyers demanded that they should be granted bail, considering it a special case to be in jail for such a long time.

However, the government lawyer who appeared for the complaint strongly objected to it.

The High Court Judge, who considered the facts, adjourned the case till October 17 and postponed the decision on the bail request till that date.

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