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High Court overrules Wele Suda’s objections

The Colombo High Court today rejected preliminary objections raised on behalf of three accused including Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda and his wife  over an indictment filed against them by the Attorney General under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against three accused for laundering black money to the tune of Rs. 190 million rupee in 2006, under 57 charges that come under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

While overruling preliminary objections raised by the defence, High Court judge Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne decided to fix the case for trial on January 24 next year.

Defence counsel Shavendra Fernando PC with counsel Amila Palliyage, Eranda Sinharage and Upul Dissanayake appearing on behalf of the accused challenged the maintainability of the case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Convicted drug dealer Wele Suda who was sentenced to death by Colombo High Court was produced before Court through prison authorities.

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