Duminda Silva indicted on rape charges

Priyalal Sirisena

UNP Provincial Council member Duminda Silva and another were yesterday (9) indicted before High Court of Colombo on charges of abduction and rape of an underage girl. Duminda Silva was charged on four counts filed by the Attorney Generalís Department.

When the indictment was served yesterday before High Court Judge Deepali Wijesundera, the two accused pleaded not guilty and were released on rupees 10,000 cash bail with rupees two lakhs personal bail.

The three accused in this case are Duminda Silva, Mohommed Hansil and D. Malan Francis Kuruppu. The third accused was out of the country and was said to be in Canada. They are charged with abduction and rape of a girl below the age of 16, on July 18 2003. Counsel Ranjith de Alwis appeared for the absent third accused. The case will be taken up before the High Court on July 22.



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