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Punchinilame cleared of all charges by court

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Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame has been cleared of all charges in the Nalanda Ellawala murder trial at Ratnapura High Court today.

Susantha Punchinilame, former minister I.K. Mahinda Rathnatillaka, Kodikaraarachchige Punyapaala, Sisira Kumara Weerasekara, Wickramasingha Perera and K.A. Upali were indicted on the charges of gunning down MP Nalanda Sampath Ellawala and Constable T.M. Jayasena on February 11, 1997 in Kuruwita.

The Deputy Minister and the three others were cleared of all charges by the court.(Ajithlal Shanthaudaya)

  Comments - 28

  • DOTS Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:48 AM

    I was going to ask this question , it seems PRASANNAJIT knows the back-ground .
    Shame on Sri Lankan politics!!

    mahesh Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:09 AM

    then who killed nalanda

    sobers Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:23 AM

    Again Mr.Nobody is responsible for the killing.

    Exhorcist Thursday, 19 December 2013 06:39 AM

    Politricks is the best job we ever had in this country. Ohoma yang.....ohoma yang Ko..

    Sapumal Bandara Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:56 AM

    Deviyo saakki........

    sanj Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:55 AM

    Then who killed Nalanda? May be he "killed himself"

    Jarapaksa Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:56 AM

    It was a perfect gift for strengthening the hands!! he will continue to be a big nilame from now on.

    Perumal Thursday, 19 December 2013 02:39 AM

    Await same for Vass G

    srinath.gunaratne Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:07 PM

    No they pulled their guns out in the middle of Kuruwita town,
    Punchinilame side won! It is self defence.

    At that time, Punchinilame UNP!
    Mahinda had joined UNP from PA
    Nalanda was in PA

    Later, Mahinda joined PA again.
    Punchi joined PA too.

    I laugh out loud to those who paste posters to these people!

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:30 PM

    What if Punchi Nilame was still in UNP??

    ANTON Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:25 AM

    I HAD GIVEN THE SAME JUDGEMENT ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, I THINK I AM MORE EFFICIENT THAN THE JUDGES.

    PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:31 AM

    Where is Dilan Perera?

    Sam Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:31 PM

    Onama wal wadakin berenna ho wal wada karanna, Sandanayata Bandenna

    Kanchane Athauda Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:45 AM

    Where the hell is Dilan Perera? Go and eat Kiribath with this Nilame guy. :-D

    kane Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:45 AM

    Otherwise what is point in being a Deputy Minister in MR government?

    Krishna Wednesday, 18 December 2013 01:28 PM

    Where is Dullas Alahapperuma ?

    Yehiya Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:06 AM

    Miracle in Judgement. or state process

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:19 AM

    Await same verdict for Tangalle murderers and rapist.

    Asokamala Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:22 AM

    If you are with me you are an innocent and a loyalist. If not you a murderer and a traitor. That's how things work in the Woderland

    Cobra Wednesday, 18 December 2013 01:59 PM

    It took a while but it was inevitable the case will come to naught!!!

    King Kong Thursday, 19 December 2013 04:07 AM

    great..he is truly innocent & well deserved the freedom...do we need to cry or laugh

    Gamarala Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:27 AM

    So who was convicted of the murder of Nalanda Ellawala? Did he commit suicide then?

    investigator Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:33 AM

    sri lankan government is a crime free institution.no criminals there,no bribe takers,no contract killers,no child rapists,no heroin dealers.what a great government.

    Tharaka Chanaka Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:37 AM

    the power of the Percy effect!

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:44 AM

    after 16 years justice served.

    coastel-beruwala Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:55 AM

    THE POWER OF ONE!

    Premalal Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:01 AM

    Who killed Nalanda? Did he shoot himself in broad daylight?

    Dharme Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:04 AM

    Next Duminda silva's case. We all know the verdict.Why waste time....


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