AG withdraws two charges

1 February 2011 10:51 am - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Attorney General today withdrew two charges including committing grievous injury and causing murder that had been filed against former UPFA MP Chandana Katriarachchi and three others in the Nampamunuwa murder case after they pleaded guilty for one charge of unlawful assembly.

Chandana Kathriarachi and three others had been indicted on three counts of unlawful assembly with the common object to cause injury to a UNP Multi purpose Corporative Election candidate of Nampamunuwa Multi Purpose Cooperative Society, causing injuries to the candidate and causing the death of the candidate’s brother.

When the matter was taken up for inquiry before Colombo High Court Judge Ms. Kumudini Wickramasinge the counsel for the  1, 2, 3 and 5  accused informed court that their clients were willing to plead guilty to the first charge and  Senior State Counsel (SSC) consented to withdraw the other two charges against the  three accused.

Accordingly the High Court reserved its order on sentencing the accused for March 9 and ordered to take the finger prints of the suspects to ascertain whether they had been committed by court previously. The murder took place nearly one and half decades ago. (TFT)

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  Comments - 30

  • Labby Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:04 AM

    So they plead guilty to the charge of unlawful assembly, and the murder charges have been withdrawn. Is that it ?

    willows Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:02 AM

    Asiyawe Aischaraya at its best, what a pathetic situation we are facing in Sri Lanka? all the criminals get away??

    Cobra Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:02 AM

    I remember, everyone said that it was just a sham and now it has come to pass. Murderers are set free and heroes are thrown into prison in this thrice blessed land!

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:10 AM


    sltk2004 Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:11 AM

    So when these guys were at an 'unlawful assembly', the person who was killed, had come there and committed suicide?

    lankaputha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:17 AM

    And even for the punishments, he will get the pardon... even before the verdict is announced. Miracle of Asia

    Siri Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:11 AM

    How right! I could too!!

    reeriyaka Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:38 AM

    crime 1.5 decades ago ? What a way to waste resources (time & money) of people to get a verdict like this !!!

    pinky Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:32 AM

    only God knows what is happening.

    dhiga Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:52 AM

    It pays to be in the ruling party.

    C.K..Lankaputhra Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:50 AM

    Justice of the Law in Sri Lanka with five star democracy

    Paul Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:10 AM

    Apiwath balaganna kattiya innawa.

    Antonan Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:51 PM

    In a country full of crooks even the angels have crooked wings.

    Antonan Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:53 PM

    Even God must be confused about happenings in SL.

    Mohamed Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:22 PM

    All because he is a UPFA supporter.

    sc Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:32 PM

    The Miracle of ASIA !!!

    Wheres the justice? Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:41 PM

    Not all - only if you are from UPFA!

    Street Justice Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:46 PM

    Without looking into the details of the case, by looking at this thug and his cohorts, I can pronounce him guilty!

    Amal Perera Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:13 PM

    Somebody more powerful had promised to take him out sometime ago!

    appuhami Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:16 PM

    A driver becomes a deputy minister and a murderer and escapes from the law. So so funny

    Rahmathullah Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:21 PM

    UPFA needs more thug politicians to handle the worsening situation.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:23 PM

    Attoney General must come under Chief Justice.

    Sarath Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:31 AM

    Those who elect these numb-nuts must be the ones to be beaten with a stick.

    Concerned Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:47 PM

    Murder case now withdrawn? Wow! Miracle of the whole world!!

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:08 PM

    Fun of Asia.

    Mr Retort Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:20 PM

    Yehiya-Doha , u mean that AG should be made the CJ. Yes be patient more wonders of Asia would dawn in time to come

    sam Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:33 PM

    mehew ratak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    raju Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:38 AM


    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 02 February 2011 06:14 AM

    The truth cannot ever be retracted.

    chalal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:39 PM

    Good work AG. Hope you continue theses type of good works

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