‘Wele Suda’ ordered not to be taken out of imprisonment
Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda, who is being held at the Boossa Prison, has been ordered not to be taken out of the prison by the Court of Appeal.
The order was informed to the Superintendent of Boossa Prison today (17).
The Court of Appeal ordered that he should not be taken out of the prison until the 24th of this month.
The order was issued by the Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal Arjuna Obeysekera and Priyantha Fernando after considering a writ petition filed by the mother of the prisoner R. G. Malani.
Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda has been convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to death.
President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva, appearing for the petitioner, stated that his client feared that her son would also face the same fate as suspects who were recently released and killed while under police custody.
Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal Arjuna Obeysekera pointed out that it was necessary to issue a notice to the respondents to consider such an interim order.
Accordingly, the Judge directed the petitioner to take steps to send notices to the Commissioner General of Prisons, Boossa Superintendent of Prisons, the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General, who have been named as respondents in the petition.
Thereafter, the petition was scheduled to be heard on the 24th of this month.