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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s court today that the case of the murder of British tourist Kuram Shaikh was transferred to Colombo due to the suspects allegedly threatening witnesses.

The case which was initially heard at the Tangalle Magistrate’s court was taken up in Colombo today after the Attorney General’s department requested the transfer on special grounds.

The suspects which include the Chairman of the Tangalle Prageshiya Sabha who were released on bail previously were ordered to appear before court on November 1.(FT)

Video by Sanath Desmond

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  • southpaw Friday, 28 June 2013 02:50 PM

    This is what happens when Sri Lanka becomes Rajapkasithan !

    Ariya Gunasinghe Friday, 28 June 2013 09:29 PM

    Is it rational to believe that the problem of witnesses being threatened will disappear because the case has been now transferred to Colombo? Obviously, all parties involved (namely, the suspects free on bail ( and, free for action, too) and the witnesses) are still living in the same locations.

    Rohan Friday, 28 June 2013 06:18 PM

    Buddan Saranan to Witnesses.

    Saman Friday, 28 June 2013 06:13 PM

    Mahinda Chinthana Ediri Dekma Gangnam style comedy Joker think he can get away easily. Getting back Passport does not qualified for Visa when one is Black Listed.
    Now everything is Foreign Conspiracy. What Mangala has to do with a Murder with witness.

    Gamini Friday, 28 June 2013 05:23 PM

    In SriLanka, all land rovers,Jaguars ,Mercedes, Pajeros and BMWs are driven by murderers, rapists and drugs dealers, As these are the people who benefited from duty free vehicle permits.

    Manisha Friday, 28 June 2013 05:17 PM

    The arrogance of power, and the absence of justice.

    Getting away with murder, Sri Lankan style.

    Gamini Friday, 28 June 2013 05:04 PM

    Somebody has to answer them with AK 47 or T 56 on some day. That has to be the punishment for this idiots.

    punchinilame Friday, 28 June 2013 04:33 PM

    This move is to merely pacific the British H.C that they are
    actively pursuing the Case and nothing more!

    M.R.Rajapacka Friday, 28 June 2013 04:32 PM

    Oh my god our demokade country is free of good people . Only good people are elected to rule this demokade country.

    Fawzan Friday, 28 June 2013 02:51 PM

    More Highway then more commission. If it is a lawless country then politicians can do anything they want including rape and murder.

    GC Friday, 28 June 2013 10:03 PM

    Don't give them ideas to change the name of the country!

    Don Friday, 28 June 2013 02:36 PM

    Wow Killing a British citizen and driving a Land Rover.

    OMG Friday, 28 June 2013 02:18 PM

    We are going down the pallama and gaining speed!!

    renu Friday, 28 June 2013 02:05 PM

    No CHOGAM British Government must say if justice is not done

    renu Friday, 28 June 2013 02:00 PM

    British Government should take immediate action on this You cannot allow Stooges of the Government to get away with blue murder. He is close to the kith & kin of the top

    Phantom Friday, 28 June 2013 01:43 PM

    ..for we have no justice, all criminals having political immunity through the highest in the land!

    Harry Potter Friday, 28 June 2013 01:42 PM

    Can this uneducated morons speak English to threat somebody as they understand? or through a translator ?

    Mr Retort Friday, 28 June 2013 01:41 PM

    Teacher kneeler also started the same game. Dr Silva is the trend setter. MR is leaving him as a role model

    Phantom Friday, 28 June 2013 01:41 PM

    No wonder the British consider SL as a 'high risk' country and heap burdens upon us at every turn!!!

    Garry Friday, 28 June 2013 01:17 PM

    All mighty god must influence to form independent commissions. Sri-Lanka will be a permanent fail state under-raja.

    Suq Madique Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:54 AM

    If you are a clown in the Clan's court you can get away with any crime. Soon honest citizens will be a minority in this blessed triple gem island.

    asoka Saturday, 29 June 2013 09:29 AM

    this guy is not suitable to work as a road personality at all to be a ps chairman...and why he wants to mention presidents name ? this is a murder charge against him...

    rajan uk Saturday, 29 June 2013 09:20 AM

    authorities/politicians responsible are they doing they are job.

    Sunakaya Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:31 AM

    Monks must focus and striving to civilize the citizens, leaving all unwanted and less important issues.

    Belisol Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:30 AM

    moving the case to Colombo is just an eye-wash to hoodwink the international comunity and to blunt the critizism from Britain.
    Victims and their families will never see the justice on this matter and that you can take it to the bank!

    bada pissa Saturday, 29 June 2013 07:55 AM


    neil Saturday, 29 June 2013 07:37 AM

    Australia, UK all white-persons' countries should boycott SL all together. As it is , the country will go bankrupt soon then these political rapist and ther King MR will get the same medicine. These guys are rapist who raped an injured woman after killing her partner..animals are million times better..where are our BBS monks

    R.R Rohan. Saturday, 29 June 2013 07:23 AM

    Buffalo you make good comments, change your name. Gigalo will be fine.

    somapala Saturday, 29 June 2013 06:54 AM

    If your brother was murdered and your girl friend raped what will you do?
    Sing praises of the murderer?

    Get your head checked by a brain surgeon before you write such filth.

    Gemba Saturday, 29 June 2013 06:09 AM

    If we are to save whatever is left of the good name of Sri Lanka, they need to bring these culprits to justice as soon as possible. No further delays are necessary. If we could indict a DIG in double quick time & have him remanded, why not do the same to a bunch of riff raff murderers & rapists.

    Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 28 June 2013 12:24 PM

    !8 months and got nowhere despite having all evidence and witnesses necessary - the law should be above politics in a civilized state. Judges complain about executive interference and get beaten up and impeached. We don't want to be a lawless, mafia state. The governments inertia and indifference shames the nation- jungle law.

    Thomas Ranger Saturday, 29 June 2013 03:03 AM

    Oh, this is a good one by citizen.

    Gobbaya Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:40 AM

    Love your comment Buffalo,very true.

    Perumal Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:21 AM

    Conspiracies! International conspiracies galore!! The suspect says he was made a victim of a conspiracy to sling mud at President. In other words, the President has to come to his rescue now! These are Criminal Politics and Political Crimes.

    wijebahu Friday, 28 June 2013 11:47 PM

    this is hilarious, they can escape from justice mentioning presidents name, even a case against a rape and murder they translate as mudslinging towards president. please hang this animal to show we are serious about law and order. otherwise we cannot blame britton or any other country for any action taken against us.

    Nisal Friday, 28 June 2013 11:46 PM

    :Dr.Silva Is now on a state visit with the President to Tanzania and Seychelles along with few other catchers .See how this thug is rewarded fo,r his services. so what kind of democracy do you expect in this Banana republic.

    namal rajapakse Friday, 28 June 2013 10:56 PM

    Well said.What blady high ways without law & order.

    namal rajapakse Friday, 28 June 2013 10:55 PM

    Well Said Citizen.This is bull shit justice where murder suspects are given bail.What the hell is the British Embassy doing in S/Lanka ???

    david Friday, 28 June 2013 10:18 PM

    murder suspect talking, BBC can take an interview with him???

    Mouth agape Friday, 28 June 2013 07:08 AM

    Slow, slow, slow!

    Thomas Friday, 28 June 2013 08:35 AM

    Keep them behind Bars until the Case is Finalized

    Garry Friday, 28 June 2013 08:09 AM

    He should be locked up till the end of the case.

    chandi malli Friday, 28 June 2013 07:57 AM

    Lawless Banana republic

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 June 2013 07:54 AM

    So because the CID are cowards they have transfered the case to Colombo due to threats in Tangalle. Now if their are threats to this case in Colombo (we know that the chief suspect is very close to MR and MR is in Colombo white van and all) where will you transfer the case? What bloody humbug logic.

    RamUK Friday, 28 June 2013 07:36 AM

    for the safety of the witness lock them up in the cell. that is suitable for SL law

    sobers Friday, 28 June 2013 07:30 AM

    Very disgraceful act. No wonder the EU and UK have bad impression on Lanka. In Sri lanka the Public is Gold but majority of the politicians are Garbage.

    Gemba Friday, 28 June 2013 07:22 AM

    Good on the Attorney General's department. At least now we expect justice to prevail in this horrible murder case. I hope they woud recall bail, get the culprits into custody in Colombo & bring them to justice, without sweeping it under the rug.

    indiraimurray Friday, 28 June 2013 07:11 AM

    Mahinda Chinthanaya

    Kumara Friday, 28 June 2013 07:08 AM

    The investigators have woken up after the British HC press release.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 June 2013 08:54 AM

    So how come this "Gold Public" vote for "Garbage Politicians"? The sorrowful truth is, we are a disgraceful public who consider Chandiya's as hero's, racists as patriots and honest citizens who are a minority as traitors. Shameless culture and society.

    Harry Friday, 28 June 2013 07:06 AM

    High level political interferences give confidence for these suspects.

    Concerned citizen Friday, 28 June 2013 06:57 AM

    If this is the system, how can we argue that we are not a failed state. It is pointless of blaming those who say so!

    Aruna Friday, 28 June 2013 06:51 AM

    Ahaaa...right after the UK raised a stink they now react...the weak banana republic. All gallery smoke and no backbone!

    Viraj Friday, 28 June 2013 06:47 AM

    If the suspects continue to threaten the witnesses, transfer the case out of teh country, but do not cancell the bail!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 28 June 2013 06:45 AM

    Hail the sons of the soil aka patriots who got together to defeat the international conspiracies of the white man. These political murderers are obviously sheltered by the benevolent King.

    Manel Friday, 28 June 2013 06:28 AM

    Goons resorting to tactics of the bosses.

    The God Father Friday, 28 June 2013 06:22 AM

    Looks like our CID is doing a great job, hope our law makers let them operate independently for us to obtain our common goal that is the miracle of Asia.

    Minan Friday, 28 June 2013 06:15 AM

    This is what happening in Sri Lanka, those who have political power can do a crime and threaten the witness to escape from the law.

    Game Kolla Friday, 28 June 2013 10:11 AM

    This country is being ruled by thugs, criminals, rapists, drug dealers.... and prevail law of jungle

    VoiceOfLanka Friday, 28 June 2013 12:14 PM

    This is inevitable when MR got rid of decent leaders who stood for discipline and justice, SF and Shiranee B.

    be fair Friday, 28 June 2013 12:06 PM

    Minor matter no aney, after murdering someone to threaten another can be defined as that, in this "Land like no other"

    Kumar Friday, 28 June 2013 11:47 AM

    Wow... Superp coment.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 June 2013 11:46 AM

    good one

    Kumar Friday, 28 June 2013 11:42 AM

    Well said mate, but I won't surprise if that happen in SL?

    Karan Friday, 28 June 2013 11:33 AM

    see the way accused talks....he thinks that court proceedings against his alleged crimes (killing British tourist Kurram Shaikh) are done to destabilize the the government...i would say, the law should punish these kind of people who are tarnishing the image of SL then only foreigners and tourists will keep faith on law and order of this country....if it fails then that means there's no democracy in this SL.

    sss Friday, 28 June 2013 10:46 AM

    Just a pretention for commonwealth meeting

    sara Friday, 28 June 2013 10:23 AM

    The English should not be surprised at all.
    They too have similar Five Star Democracy after all.

    Mancini Friday, 28 June 2013 10:15 AM

    What sort of a country is this !!

    citizen Friday, 28 June 2013 06:12 AM

    oh what a country, suspects are out on bail and threatening the witness, next what will we hear is that witness' are locked up for their own safety.

    gObbaya Friday, 28 June 2013 10:09 AM

    We don't need Highways!.Please re-establish the law here.

    Mouth agape Friday, 28 June 2013 09:45 AM

    I think too many of the general public are totally unaware of all of these shenanigans and worse.

    Hurt Friday, 28 June 2013 09:27 AM

    Mother Lanka has been waiting since 70s; but nothing really happened, because the country is full of opportunists and fools. Our history says it all, so if you believe in reincarnation, pray at your temple, not to be born as a Sri Lankan again.

    Fayad Friday, 28 June 2013 09:13 AM

    Wow what wonderful cock & bull story

    jacoob Friday, 28 June 2013 09:09 AM

    now the british clowns cannot complain that there is no action on this case .. well done sri lanka the banaanans!!

    Eagle Eyes Friday, 28 June 2013 09:03 AM

    This is a good reminder for the general public to vote wisely , at least this time.

    Shehan Friday, 28 June 2013 09:00 AM

    Obvious isnt it?

    GC Friday, 28 June 2013 08:56 AM

    … and the CJ 43 has been chased away ...

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