Warrant out for Sarana
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Attanagalle Magistrate B. D. R. Sisira Kumara yesterday issued a warrant against Deputy Petroleum Minister Sarana Gunawardena for failing to appear in Court in a case where he is charged, along with some others, with entering a property belonging to a construction firm and causing damage to it.
The suspects in this case are Deputy Minister Gunawardena, Chairman of the Attanagalle Pradeshiya Sabha Upul Mahendra Rajapaksa and 18 government and opposition members of the same PS.
If the Dy. Minister had attended parliament yesterday, the Magistrate further ordered that he should submit a letter from the Secretary General of Parliament stating so.
Courtesy: The Island
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This Hon Minister is busy running the energy industry in Sri Lanka, He has not time to go to courts over truvial matters.
CJ Mohan Peiris should amend the regulations to allow representation opposed to current legislation which requires presence in person.
In the past 3 years under the management of the previous CJ, the judiciary has become extremely bureaucratic and lethargic. I hope the current CJ will reform the judiciary to make a vibrant and dynamic entity that will aspire to by the aspirations of the sinhala buddhist amsses of this country.