Hirunika Premachandra Fails To Appear In Court For Case On Abduction

Member of Parliament Hirunika Premachandra was absent for the hearing on the alleged abduction of a youth in Dematagoda in December 2015.

Her lawyer produced a medical certificate saying that she was in hospital for vestibular gastritis.

The incident occurred on December 21 when the youth was abducted by some of Premachandra's supporters. The youth was later released.

He told police that Premachandra threatened him after his abduction.

Nine people including Premachandra have been indicted over the incident. The eight other accused were present in court today.

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