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Friday, 03 July 2015 - 13:50
Bail rejected for husband and wife of the Kotakethana murder
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The Colombo High Court dismissed the bail application for the two suspects of Kotaketana double murder case today.

Lokugam Hevage Darshana alias Raju and his wife Rasika Chandani were charged for the murder of 52-year old Nayana Nilmini and her 18-year old daughter Kavindya Chathurangi on January 31st of 2012.

When the case was taken before Colombo High Court Judge Sarojani Kusala Weerawardana on June 29th, the suspects’ lawyers informed the court that the two suspects have already spent over 3 years in remand prison.

The lawyers also said that education of the children of the two suspects have been affected after they were remanded.

However, after the state counsel objected granting bail for the suspects the Judge postponed granting bail for the suspects until today.

This double murder case will be taken before a special Jury on September 15th.

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