Oct 15, 2021

Youth abduction case: Notice issued to respondents

Notice has been issued to the respondents cited in the writ petition filed before the Court of Appeal challenging the decision to not proceed with the charges filed against former Commander of the Navy Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda in relation to the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth in Colombo during 2008-2009.

Accordingly, the Appeal Court comprising judges Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola ordered respondents Wasantha Karannagoda and Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam to appear before the Court on the 29th of October.

The writ petition was filed by four relatives of the abducted youth.

The petition requests that charges against the former Navy Commander be continued until the hearing of the petition is completed.

A State Counsel representing the Attorney General on Wednesday informed Court that the charges against former Navy Commander Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda would not be continued.

(newsradio.lk)

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