By S.H. Mithrpala
The inquiry into the rape of the 14-year- old girl from Narawelpita in the Hakmana Police area took a new turn when Tangalle District Judge and Magistrate, Uresha de Silva ordered police to produce the real suspect, who is the elder son of the millionaire hotelier, as he had misled court by producing his younger son instead of the elder son.
Court made this order on Wednesday (18) when the 22 suspects were produced before the Tangalle District Judge and Magistrate.
The suspects, who were produced before the Magistrate are Lalith Wanasinghe, G.H. Chinthaka Jayantha Wanasinghe, Tangalle Urban Council member Anjana Liyanage, a leading businessman in Tangalle G.H. Harshana Kamalaruwan, Sujith Rohana Wanasinghe, Dimuthu Chandeepa Muthukumarana, Asonak Amadoru, Chamika Amarasinghe, G.A. Rasika Pradeep, Darwin Rasika, Thilak Karunasena, S.M. Shantha, P.G. Pradeep alias Selvage Pradeep, W.G. Janaka Chaminda, Sampath Lankathilaka, Priyantha Wijethunga, Nethmi Chandana, Janaka Madugoda, W. Priyantha, millionaire hotelier Nilupul Jayawickrama and his son Chathranga Jayawickrama.
Razik Fareed PC requested the Magistrate to grant bail for all the suspects. The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) objected the bailing out, but, the authority did not object to providing bail to the 14-year-old younger son of the millionaire hotelier.
The Magistrate ordered all the suspects to be remanded till 27 July and the victim to be handed over to the probation officers and to produce a probation report on her.