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Britain today said that it is deeply disappointed that the murder trial of British citizen Khuram Shaikh, and assault on his partner Victoria, had not yet commenced and the call for the perpetrators of this crime to be brought to justice continues.

Issuing a statement, the British High Commission in Colombo said:

It is now 18 months since the murder of British citizen Khuram Shaikh and assault on his partner Victoria, while they were on holiday in Tangalle. The British High Commission is deeply disappointed that trial proceedings have not yet commenced and continues to call for the perpetrators of this terrible crime to be brought to justice.

As well as being important for Mr. Shaikh’s family, justice being done will bring some assurance and peace of mind for other British tourists who visit Sri Lanka each year.
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  • Critic Roshan Tuesday, 25 June 2013 09:58 AM

    Dear British HC, as in an advertisement in Sri Lanka you will have to wait for "Kalantharayak Batariya Bahina Kal".

    Nadi Karunaratne Wednesday, 26 June 2013 04:55 AM

    We want to fill up the rooms in all those newly built hotels but that is unlikely to happen if we treat our guests so appallingly -Is His Excellency not concerned that justice has not been served and that he presides over a lawless land?

    Mason Tuesday, 25 June 2013 07:55 AM

    Right to be so. In Sri Lanka today there is no rule of law. If and only when the president wants things move. may be he is waiting to see which way the wind is going to blow at the Commonwealth Heads meeting, before he orders investigations.

    VoiceOfLanka Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:48 AM

    In case BHC, Colombo has just woken up - We've got rid of Law & Order , justice and democracy. People jump into ramshackle boats to escape @ 3 a week.

    Thomas Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:54 AM

    For justice, look at the moon

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 25 June 2013 10:56 AM

    Yes informing Ban-Ki-Moon also is another option.

    truealf Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:56 AM

    Don't come to our country as Tourist. Here we all are only BBS Terrorist. We fight only to remove all the right of minorities....
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    Chaminda Tilakumara Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:58 AM

    No doubt - Sri Lanka must bring this political thug to the book. But as the accused is a ruling party politician/thug, nothing will happen and he WILL get away with murder. Be that as it may, the British government has a lot to answer for: the British public is still waiting for answers from the British police's for their role in covering up the murder of Black youth Stephen Lawrence. Over twenty years on and the police is yet to come clean on this. Also, the British government is giving refuge to a war criminals such as Adele Balasingham. So, before you question SL, cleanup your own back yard first.

    renu Tuesday, 25 June 2013 03:02 AM

    Take it up before CHOGAM

    Fauzy Tuesday, 25 June 2013 03:02 AM

    Where DIG and SI s as contract murderers

    Jan Tuesday, 25 June 2013 06:25 AM

    Idiots are runing the country now. There's no law & order. They do waht ever they want. Thank to the supreem power on 13th Amendment.

    asoka Monday, 24 June 2013 02:00 PM

    t is not going to happen....

    Hiro Monday, 24 June 2013 02:21 PM

    There is no justice in a country where thugs as Politicians .

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:39 PM

    What can that US puppet do?

    Concerned Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:40 PM

    This is an absolute disgrace. It makes a mockery of the Sri Lankan justice system and because of these selfish politicians reflects badly on the whole of the country. The people responsible for this are the scum of the earth and do not deserve to be free. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the Shaikh family.

    Perera Tuesday, 25 June 2013 09:36 AM

    British High Commision will have to instruct the home office that SL is not a country for their citizens to tour as lawlessness prevails. This incident is not the only incident of lawlessness and the British High Commission is aware of it.Then a negative travel warning will make the idiots' Pandupul Asne" very warm. Such a warning will stop 100,000 british tourists. Job done.

    Silva de Mervin Monday, 24 June 2013 12:07 PM

    Forget it!


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