Published On : Tue, Nov 7th, 2017

2015 Dematagoda abduction All but Hirunika plead guilty

Eight of MP Hirunika Premachandra’s supporters admitted to their involvement in the 2015 abduction of an individual from Dematagoda, when the case was taken up for trial by the Colombo High Court yesterday (06).

Premachandra is the only suspect who had not admitted to the charges.

In December 2015, a 35-year-old male was abducted, at the Baseline Road area in Dematagoda, by a group of individuals, who were travelling in a Defender, of which Premachandra is alleged to be the owner.

Counsel appearing for the eight suspects, who had pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against them, have requested Colombo High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe for leniency in sentencing.

The next trial date has been set for 24 November.

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