Thursday, March 12, 2015

Case Against Airplane Withdrawn

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today informed Colombo Magistrate Nishantha Pieris that no offence had been committed in the incident where a small airplane was found in the stores belonging to CSN TV Channel at Narahenpitiya and that the case would be withdrawn.

Detectives said according to investigations the airplane was one built by Ray Wijewardene and not in flying condition and had been handed over to former President’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa by film director and producer Chandiran Ratnam.

The CCD sought a Court order to return the airplane to the late Ray Wijewardene’s family and that the case would be withdrawn.

Counsel Niroshan Siriwardena appearing for CSN TV Channel and Mr. Rajapaksa said the plane was kept in the store to be used as a display item.

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