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HC releases Hirunika’s passport

Eight accused plead guilty

The Colombo High Court (HC) today released UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra’s passport which was impounded by Court in connection with the Dematagoda abduction case.

She requested the HC to release her passport as she intended attending a workshop organised by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

High Court Judge Shahai Mahendran released the passport till October 8.

Seven suspects, found guilty of abducting a man at Dematagoda in 2015, were sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) suspended for 12 years by High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe on November 24 last year.

MP Premachandra, the ninth suspect refused to accept the charges.