Warrant on Tangalle PS Chairman

9 January 2014 05:45 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo High Court today issued an arrest warrant against Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandra Gupta Vidya Pathirana for not appearing in courts for the trial into the alleged murder of British tourist Khuram Shaikh and harassment of the victim’s Russian girl friend at a Tangalle holiday resort in December 2011.

When the matter was taken up for inquiry Counsel Shabdika Wellapuli informed court that those who stood surety for the Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman were present in court and they had  informed that the accused  was admitted to a private  hospital in Galle on Wednesday evening after falling ill.
However Judge Kumudini Wickramasinghe issued a warrant for the arrest of the accused and ordered the sureties to produce the medical certificate in court on January 22.

Judge Wickramasinghe also ordered the registrar of the court to accept the guarantors of the fourth and fifth accused as sureties for the accused W. Pradeep Chaturanga and M. Sarath alias Sahan after checking the authentication certificates of the sureties’ assets.
The second suspect U.Saman Deshapriya was earlier released on  bail. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 11

  • PARAYA Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:46 PM


    Namal Perera Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:16 PM

    Any one foolish enough to expect justice in a corrupt lawless Banana Republic with jungle law that serve and protect only CRIMINALS?

    Gamarala Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:00 AM

    Is this just for show or for real?

    Murshid Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:43 PM

    This is to show international community we have a very good legal system because the incident took place in December 2011. After two years case is still pending and no action.

    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:48 PM

    Catch me if you can !!!!!!

    Henchayyek Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:28 AM

    When will the court punish the killers/rapers and provde that justice still prevails and pass on a good mesage to international community?

    indi Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:38 AM

    Why release them on bail. That is the fault. Judges should not bend on Politicos.

    OMG Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:44 AM

    How come this murderer is still the PS Chairman??

    renu Friday, 10 January 2014 03:19 AM

    This fellow has to be hung

    kalu banda Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:20 PM

    There will have to be another
    chogm in Colombo for the man to be arrested.

    ant Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:22 PM

    innocent until proven guilty ! hail the system, hail democrazy or crazy demo, whatever..

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