Excessive Courtroom Choose Manjula Tillekeratne at the moment (06) ordered that Minister Prasanna Ranatunga be discovered responsible of 1 rely of allegedly extorting Rs. 64 million from a businessman.
Accordingly, the Excessive Courtroom Choose discovered Minister Prasanna Ranatunga responsible of the cost of signing a promissory word. The case was filed towards Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and his spouse Morin Ranatunga and three others in reference to the alleged extortion of Rs. 64 million from a businessman.
The proof of the plaintiff and the defendant on this case had been concluded earlier and the decision was due at the moment.
The third accused within the case, Naresh Farik, is alleged to have fled the nation however the court docket had determined to proceed the trial with out him.
The case was filed by the Legal professional Normal through the Yahapalanaya regime towards then Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, his spouse Maureen Ranatunga and Naresh Farik, alleging that they threatened a businessman named Gerard Mendis and demanded Rs. 64 million to take away unauthorized occupants of a land within the Meethotamulla space in Kolonnawa between April 6, 2015 and June 2 of the identical 12 months and to make the mandatory preparations to fill the land.