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Lasantha's Assassination: Lawsuit against Gota in US court

8 April 2019 04:25 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, has filed a case in the California Court against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the assassination of her father in January 2009.

She had reportedly stated that Mr Rajapaksa, who is currently holidaying in the USA, should be held responsible for the murder of her father and demands compensation.

Lasantha Wickrematunge was the Editor of the ‘Sunday Leader’ newspaper. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 9

  • B. Bandara Monday, 08 April 2019 05:38 PM

    Good. At least justice should happen in another country if the Sri Lanka authorities are lackadaisical on the matter. After all a daughter has lost his father whose life was taken in a cruel manner. Law should prevail above anyone irrespective his or her class creade.

    Unchikun Monday, 08 April 2019 05:45 PM

    Holidaying in California! That is nice Now this is big twist and he may not be able to get is US citizenship revoked. Nice work. Now the "Black Coats" at my "Comedy TV Channel" will go bananas.

    Palugaswewa Monday, 08 April 2019 06:14 PM

    This will not work .Gota will ask US legal authority "who is Lasantha?"

    Nimal Monday, 08 April 2019 06:19 PM

    This is a well planned move by Ranil with the West

    Joe rajah Monday, 08 April 2019 06:24 PM

    Great news. I know Sri Lankan court will never convict him. He is above the law by the Buddhist law. He should be given death sentence.

    Citizen Monday, 08 April 2019 06:28 PM

    So our courts gave him permission to travel on holiday!!!! Some are more equal before the Law than others!

    Unfornunate no white vans Monday, 08 April 2019 06:57 PM

    If only USA had White Vans the problem will frizzell out

    Nimal Monday, 08 April 2019 07:07 PM

    This is clearly instigated by the diaspora

    Gyuu Monday, 08 April 2019 07:21 PM

    He should be arrested in US immediately and punished him as per us law at least

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