The petition made by MP Patali Champika Ranawaka seeking acquittal from the case levelled against him for reckless driving and causing an accident to a person has been denied by the High Court today (03).
Accordingly, further hearing will continue on the case, High Court Judge Namal Balalle concluded.
When the case was taken up today, lawyers appearing for the MP stated that the case against their client could not be continued, but the Bench denied the request, read out the charges against Ranawaka and concluded to continue further hearing.
Accordingly, the case is to be taken up again on June 17 and the Bench ordered the witnesses to appear before Court on the designated date.
The case has been filed against the MP on several charges related to injuring a youth in a road accident in Rajagiriya on February 28, 2016.