AG’s revision application against granting bail to Rajitha fixed for hearing

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The revision application filed by the Attorney General challenging the Colombo Magistrate’s Court order granting bail to the former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has been fixed for hearing on the 10th of April.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Manjula Thilakaratne today (05).

Presenting submissions on behalf of the Attorney General, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, who cited his health condition, has requested the High Court judge to set another date for the hearing.

The High Court judge, who accepted the request, then fixed the revision petition for hearing on the 10th of April.

The former Health Minister was arrested late last month and remanded over the controversial “white van” press conference organized by him in November, but he continued to receive treatment at the hospital.

On December 30, Colombo Magistrate’s Court ordered to release Senaratne on bail.

However, the Attorney General filed a revision application on January 08 challenging the decision of the Magistrate Court to grant bail to the former Health Minister.

The Attorney General, in his revision application, has pointed out that the Colombo Magistrate’s Court has not taken into consideration the submissions by the prosecution before delivering the verdict to release Senaratne on bail.