Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Court relaxes bail conditions on Vanni doctors

By T. Farook Thajudeen - Colombo Chief Magistrate Nishantha Hapuarachchi relaxed bail conditions imposed on two Doctors who were alleged to have canvassed false information of an alleged genocide of Tamils by the Sri Lankan forces to the international community.

At the outset of yesterday’s magisterial inquiry the CID informed court that they were investigating as to whether the doctors had been actively involved in any unlawful activity or had any connections to the LTTE movement and moved for a date to file the report.

Counsel Poobalasingham appearing for the two doctors Dr. Thangamoorthi Satyamoorthy and Dr. Kathies submitted that his clients were finding it difficult to be present before the Vavuniya Police as per their bail requirements as their workload at the Vavuniya Hospital was extremely high and moved court to relax their bail conditions. The counsel further submitted that the doctors intended collecting their outstanding salaries for the period in which they were in detention and asked the court to allow them leave to collect the outstanding salaries.

The magistrate lifted bail conditions imposed on the suspects to appear in person before the police and said the court will not restrict the doctors’ right to claim their outstanding salaries. Further hearings were fixed for Feb. 8.

© Daily Mirror

Related Links:
Vanni doctors Bail conditions relaxed - BBC Sinhala
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