Courts today ordered the Colombo Crimes Division to investigate contradictory nature of the recent statements which were made by the major who claimed that he had been assaulted by Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva.
Accordingly Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijerathna ordered the CCD
to consult the Attorney Generals department in the event of any falls statements being made by the major & take steps to file legal action against him.
The CCD was instructed to present its findings before court during the next session of the case which is due to be heard on the 26th of this month.
Meanwhile, Presidents Council Hemantha Warnakulasooriya appearing on behalf of Minister Mervyn Silva's son, Malaka Silva & his accomplice Rehan Wijerathna requested of court to permit his clients to fly to America in order to peruse their studies.
Court which considered the facts presented before it accordingly sustained the request.
Meanwhile the 5 suspects, who were placed under remand custody in connection to the alleged assault on the major, were enlarged on cash bail today.
Meanwhile, the major who was allegedly assaulted at a night club in Colombo was able to identify an assailant believed to be instrumental in the attack launched on him.
The suspect was identified during an identification parade which was conducted this morning before Colombo-Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijerathna.
The major named Chandana Pradeep & the Corporal who had accompanied him
during the time of assault were produced before court this morning by the Criminal Investigations Department.
Subsequently 5 suspects who were being detained under remand custody were
produced for identification with their faces cloaked.
The chauffer of Malaka Silva had also been one of the suspects produced for today's identification parade while the rest had been his body guards.
However the assaulted major was able to identify one of the individuals who
had allegedly assaulted him while the Corporal had been unable to identify
Meanwhile United National Party MP Ajith P. Perera addressing a media briefing convened in Colombo today expressed the following views regarding the major who was allegedly assaulted.