Case against Hector Bethmage fixed for trial


The case against Western Provincial Council member Hector Bethmage for allegedly causing gunshot injuries to a person following a shooting in the Nawagamuwa area in 2009 was today fixed for trial 0n January 22 by Colombo High Court.

When the case came up before High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne, the court issued a warrant for the arrest of the first witness in the case, for his failure to appear in court today.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against Provincial Councilor Bethmage for allegedly causing gunshot injuries to Dinesh Pushpakumara after being a member of unlawful assembly.

Bethmage had allegedly shot Dinesh Pushpakumara, a supporter of a rival UPFA candidate, on April 11, 2009 at Nawagamuwa.

Senior State Counsel Vishwa Wijesuriya appeared for the Attorney General. Defence Counsel Randi Amarasekara with Ranjith Caldera appeared for the accused.

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