Rajitha to appear in court today

Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s anticipatory bail application will be taken up for hearing today.

Earlier, Parliamentarian Senaratne had filed three anticipatory bail applications before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s court seeking an order to release him on bail if he was arrested over the White van incident.

A motion was also filed by his lawyers to recall the warrant issued on the former Minister and it was rejected by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne on December 26.

Senaratne, who was wanted in connection with the controversial media conference on ‘White Vans’ held just before the Presidential Election-2019 had gone missing since December 24, when the warrant to arrest him was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate.

Two days later (December 26), the MP was admitted at the Lanka Hospital and the CID arrested him on the next day (27) after recording a statement from him at the Hospital. However, the CID informed the courts that it was difficult for them to record a statement from the MP due to his health condition.

The former minister was receiving treatment at Lanka Hospital under the custody of prison officers till yesterday.

from daily news

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