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MP Prasanna Ranatunga’s bribery case postponed to October

A land case against MP Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife and another person has been postponed by the Colombo High Court judge Manilal Waidyathilaka to 26th of October.

MP Ranatunga and others have been accused of forcibly obtaining Rs. 64 million from a businessman to grant approval for the purpose of reclaiming a land in Meethotamulla.

The Colombo High Court has ordered to take up the case for hearing today but the Counsel appeared for Prasanna Ranatunga submitted a letter from the Secretary General of the parliament establishing the fact that the parliament sessions are being conducted for three days with effect from today.

An appeal was submitted to postpone the case but the Solicitor General objected to the appeal stating that the case should be heard without the indicted in high court on 15 charges including conspiring, aiding and abetting to obtain 64 million rupees in several checks, and inciting fear among a person called Suranjith Christine Mendis in April 2010.

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