Supreme Court grants bail to General Ratwatte

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 July 2003, 14:17 GMT]
The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to all the fifteen accused in the Udathalawinne massacre case, including the former Deputy Defence Minister, General Anurudhha Ratwatte, and his two sons Lohan and Chanuka, legal sources said

The Chief Justice, Mr.Sarath N.Silva, delivered the order reversing the Trial at-Bar High Court's decision to refuse bail to the accused, legal sources said

Legal sources said that the Supreme Court ordered the accused to furnish a bond of five hundred thousand rupees each.

The fifteen accused have been indicted with the murder of ten Muslim youths at Udathalawinne in the Kandy district on the last general election day, December 10, 2001, legal sources said.

All the accused have been in remand since January 23 this year when the Trial-at-Bar commenced inquiry into the case, legal sources said.


Related Articles:
10.07.03   Supreme Court to deliver order on Ratwatte appeal
18.06.03   High Court rejects Ratwatte bail application

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.06.18 23:46  
Continuing military excavations in Vanni indicate existence of secret detention of ex-LTTE members
22.06.18 13:20   Photo
Colombo's TID wants to interrogate Tamil journalist from Batticaloa
21.06.18 16:24   Photo
Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=9406