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Court name
Supreme Court
Case number
CO 23 of 2020
Counsel for plantiff
Jayaraj Chinnasamy

R v Nilanga & Ors (CO 23 of 2020) [2020] SCSC 409 (20 March 2020);

Media neutral citation
[2020] SCSC 409
Counsel for defendant
Clifford Andre
Burhan, J


  1. The rest of the Accused persons except for the 1st Accused, is to take immediate steps for them to be repatriated back to Sri Lanka.
  2. For the 1st Accused, I have considered the submission made by both parties, I have considered the fact that this is a serious charge and the fact that he is a foreign national and the possibility of him absconding, there is no fixed place to stay in Seychelles and that he is unable to produce a surety and the seriousness of the charge, I proceed to remand the 1st Accused in custody. However considering the application of Learned Counsel, Mr. Andre that he be remanded in the vessel Sampath, as the Prosecution has no objection to it, I make Order that he be kept in remand in the vessel Sampath under the Prison Escort. The vessel to be detained.


Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 20th of March 2020.



Burhan J