Duminda remanded

by Priyalal Sirisena

The Chief Magistrate for Colombo, Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena, yesterday remanded UNP Western Provincial Councillor Duminda Silva till June 05.

Silva was arrested and produced before the Chief Magistrate, by the Colombo Crime Division yesterday, on allegations of assaulting a foreigner.

Earlier, suspect Duminda Silva had filed an anticipatory bail application asking the Court to prevent the police from arresting him. However, the Magistrate had postponed hearing of the application. The lawyers appearing for the suspect said that while the anticipatory bail application was pending he had been arrested by the CCD. However, the Judge ignored the objection and ordered Silva to be remanded him till June 05.

Silva was alleged to have assaulted and causing injuries to a foreign woman at a night club on May 26.

When Court was informed that the suspect had got himself admitted to a private hospital, the Judge ordered to send him to the Prison hospital. He will be produced before Court on June 05 again.



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