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Assassination attempt on Gota; suspect sentenced

22 July 2015 01:05 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A man, who was found guilty of having concealed information of an attempt to assassinate former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the LTTE, was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Colombo High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya today.

Maithree Saman Kumara of Gampaha was accused of having concealed covered information about LTTE cadres Ikendran and Suresh Kumar who had been employed by the LTTE to assassinate Mr. Rajapaksa at Welikada sometime in 2009.

The convict who is said to be a political supporter of former Gampaha District MP Sarana Gunawardena was indicted by the Attorney General under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The judge imposed a six month jail term considering the fact that the convict was in remand for more than six years in this connection.

  Comments - 5

  • Sikuru Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:10 PM

    Wrong time for the wrong news, the scoundrels will use this incident that happened a long time ago for election propaganda although it was SF that almost died when he was attacked

    DillonDP Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:31 PM

    WOW our legal system and police i working miracles next thing i would hear is one guy from matara had a dream the gota was to be killed and hence he didnt tell about such a dream he was sentenced to 3 month to prison :P

    jay Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:57 AM

    are u born again

    cristo Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:20 PM

    could justice in sri lanka grind even more slowly ...6 years in remand to get 6 months.... i,d hate to get a parking ticket 12 years in jail ,,,then a 500 rs fine !!!

    Samam Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:09 PM

    Six months?????????

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