Colombo High Court has issued summons on former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, his driver Dilum Thusitha Kumara, and the former OIC of the Welikada Police Station ASP Sudath Asmadala.
This is with regard to the case filed over the alleged hit-and-run incident which took place on February 28, 2016 where the vehicle in which the former Megapolis and Western Province Development Minister was travelling in collided against a motorcycle in Rajagiriya, causing life-threatening injuries to its rider.
Accordingly, the trio has been summoned to appear before the court on the 20th of August, 2020.
Earlier this month, the Attorney General filed two indictments with the Colombo High Court against the three accused.
The former minister has been charged with causing grievous injuries to a person by rash and negligent acts, among other charges.
Meanwhile the other indictment has been filed against the former OIC of the Welikada Police Station and present ASP Sudath Asmadala, who is charged with fabricating false evidence, and Dilum Thusitha Kumara, who was the former minister’s driver.
The second indictment consists of 16 charges including fabricating false evidence, tampering with evidence and presenting inaccurate reports to the magistrate’s court in order to protect a suspect.