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Ali Roshan, others indicted

Suspects including Niraj Roshan (Ali Roshan) and two Wildlife Department employees have been indicted before the Permanent High Court by the Attorney General for keeping elephants in their possession without valid permits.

Apart from ‘Ali Roshan’ the other suspects are Gihan Dhammika Chandana Kumara, Sashreeka Gamlath, Gamage Jayalath and Wildlife Officers Priyanka Sanjeewani and Upali Padmasiri.

Indictments have been filed under Section 24 for conspiring to possess four elephants without permits and infringing the Fauna and Flora Ordinance and Acts relating to state property.

The Attorney General had also filed 15 productions and names of 30 witness including two veterinary surgeons of the Wildlife Department and two professors of the Peradeniya University Veterinary Department.