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Patali released on bail

Former Minister Patali Champika Ranwaka has been released on bail. Ranawaka was released on bail after he was produced before Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana Niranjana de Silva.

He was released on a cash bail of Rs 25,000/- & two sureties of Rs 500,000 /- each.

The court further ordered him to appear at the Criminal Crimes Division every last Sunday of the month. Former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was also advised not to interfere with the prosecution’s witnesses.

Ranawaka was arrested at his residence in Battaramulla on the 18th of this month by officers of the Colombo Crimes Division. He was arrested in connection to an investigation into a motor accident in Rajagiriya on the night of February 28th 2016.

Meanwhile, the man who claimed to be the driver to MP Patali Champika at the time of the accident was remanded till the 06th of January, after surrendering to court.

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