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Former MP Hirunika Premachandra’s bail hearing postponed

July 04, Colombo (LNW): The bail application hearing for former MP Hirunika Premachandra has been rescheduled to 11th July 2024, following a decision by the Colombo High Court today (04).

This adjournment came after the Attorney General informed the court of their intention to file objections against the bail application and requested time to submit these objections in writing.

Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja granted the request for additional time, thereby delaying the hearing of Premachandra’s bail application.

In a separate legal matter, the Colombo High Court had previously sentenced the former MP to three years of rigorous imprisonment for her involvement in the abduction and assault of a youth using a Defender vehicle in Dematagoda back in 2015.

The court issued this verdict after considering the case brought by the victim, Amila Priyankara, who alleged he was abducted and assaulted by a group arriving in a black Defender jeep on December 21, 2015.

During the trial proceedings, Premachandra made a statement from the dock asserting her innocence, claiming she was attending an event at the time of the incident.

She also stated that one of the accused, who had pleaded guilty, had taken her Defender vehicle without her consent and used it in the alleged crime.

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