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
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.