The Hatton District Judge and Magistrate Prasad Liyanage issued an arrest warrant for Senior Vice Chairman of Ceylon Workers Congress and Uva Provincial Council Member Senthil Thondaman this morning.
The warrant was issued for Thondaman following his failure to appear before Court.
He was accused of destroying a vehicle along the Hatton Colombo road.
Former Deputy Minister and State Minister of the current government Palani Digambaram was travelling in that vehicle in 2014.
When the case was taken before Court today, Thondaman’s lawyer produced a medical certificate, citing that his client was ill.
However the Judge was told that the suspect never appeared before Court when this case was called in the past.
The case will be called again on September 6th.