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Singer Chillie Thilanka granted bail - 2 more cases filed

Singer Chillie Thilanka
Singer Thilanka Vidusha also known as Chillie was granted bail after he was remanded two weeks ago for assaulting an elderly man.

Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge, Dhammika Hemapala granted the suspect bail on a surety bail of Rs. 500,000 and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000. The case is to be taken up again on January 24, 2017.

The 57 year old man lodged a complaint at the Talangama Police earlier this month alleging the singer had assaulted him under the influence of liquor.

The injured man, a resident of Pelawatte, Battaramulla alleged the singer had threatened him with a knife after assaulting him for not making way for his vehicle.

Another case was also filed against the singer at the Kaduwela Magistrate's Court on charges of obstructing the duties of the police and dengue control unit officers who visited his home.

Officials played a video of the suspect shouting at officer who visited his property on a routine dengue inspection.    

It was further revealed in court that a third case has been filed against the singer at the Homagama Magistrate's Court on charges of attempted assault. Chillie had allegedly attempted to assault and threaten a lawyer in Kottawa earlier this month. (Irangi Edirisinghe)