Court refuses anticipatory bail

Published : 8:16 am  September 15, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Lakmal Sooriyagoda
The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday rejected an anticipatory bail application submitted by Manjula Weerakoon who was found to be involved in a verbal dispute with a Russian diplomat at a supermarket car park in Colombo 2.

The petitioner Manjula Weerakoon filed an anticipatory bail application through a counsel to pre-empt a possible arrest over charges levelled by the Colombo Crimes Division.

Police have begun an investigation into the incident through the video footage posted on Facebook that shows a man, driving a BMW vehicle, blocking the diplomat’s car at the car park and verbally abusing him.

The Colombo Crimes Division submitted to Court that the petitioner had allegedly committed a serious offence by tarnishing country’s reputation.