CHARGES TO BE FILED AGAINST RAVI K

FOR GIV­ING FALSE EV­I­DENCE TO BOND COM­MIS­SION

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MANOPRIYA GUNASEKARA

Court also or­ders CID to file case against daugh­ter of Ravi K

Both Ravi and daugh­ter will ap­pear be­fore CID on June 6 State Coun­sel says charges will be filed un­der Sec­tion189 of Pe­nal Code

Mag­is­trate or­ders progress of probe to be made to court on Au­gust 29

Charges would be filed against Min­is­ter Ravi Karunanaya­ke for giv­ing false ev­i­dence to the pres­i­den­tial com­mis­sion of in­quiry into the bond scam, Se­nior State Coun­sel Lak­mini Gir­i­hagama in­formed Colombo Chief Mag­is­trate Lanka Ja­yaratne yes­ter­day.

Af­ter con­sid­er­ing the sub­mis­sions made by the Se­nior State Coun­sel, Mag­is­trate Ja­yaratne or­dered the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID) to file a case against Min­is­ter Karunanaya­ke’s daugh­ter Onella, if it is ev­i­dent that she has vol­un­tar­ily ne­glected to fol­low the court order made to sub­mit to the CID rel­e­vant doc­u­ments in­clud­ing the di­rec­tor board re­ports of Global Trans­porta­tion and Lo­gis­tics, a com­pany which is said to be owned by the Karunanaya­ke fam­ily.

When the case was taken up in court, a re­port on the progress of the case was sub­mit­ted by the po­lice.

Mak­ing sub­mis­sions, Se­nior State Coun­sel Gir­i­hagama said charges would be filed against the min­is­ter un­der Sec­tion 189 of the Pe­nal Code for giv­ing false ev­i­dence.

She said a court order was given on Fe­bru­ary 28 to sub­mit doc­u­ments in­clud­ing the di­rec­tor board re­ports of Global Trans­porta­tion and Lo­gis­tics to the CID but Onella Karunanaya­ke has failed to fol­low the court order.

She said in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the in­ci­dent has been hin­dered be­cause no rel­e­vant doc­u­ment had been sub­mit­ted as per the court order.

The Se­nior State Coun­sel said Min­is­ter Karunanaya­ke and his daugh­ter Onella had in­formed that they would ar­rive at the CID on June 6 to give state­ments over the in­ci­dent and re­quested at­ten­tion to be made over Onella’s fail­ure to com­ply with the court order.

Af­ter con­sid­er­ing the sub­mit­ted facts, the Mag­is­trate or­dered the progress of the in­ves­ti­ga­tions to be made to the court on Au­gust 29 when the case would be taken up for hear­ing again.

Ravi K. and daugh­ter will ap­pear be­fore CID on June 6

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