Appeals Court quashes charges in murder case against Minister Janaka Bandara
Posted on November 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

An indictment filed by the Attorney General against Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon over a murder that took place in 1999 has been revoked by the Court of Appeal.

The verdict was delivered by the President of Appeals Court, Justice A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna today (20).

In a writ application, Minister Tennakoon had sought the Appeals Court to quash the indictment filed by the Attorney General against him.

He stated that the Government of Good Governance had filed a lawsuit against him in 2015 over his alleged involvement in a murder which took place in 1999 in Mahawela area. The case had been lodged before the Kandy High Court.

Appeals Court President, delivering the verdict, annulled the murder charges filed against the minister, ruling them to be contrary to the law.

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