Patali remanded till 24; bail rejected

Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka who was taken into police custody last night has been further remanded till 24 December.

A bail application filed by Ranawaka was rejected this morning and the Colombo Magistrate Court subsequently ordered that his remand be extended.

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) was arrested by officers of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) last night in connection with a traffic accident that occurred in 2016 injuring a motorcyclist.

Several United National Party (UNP) MPs and supporters have visited the MP since his arrest.

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