Court issues arrest warrant for Tangalle PS Chairman

Court issues arrest warrant for Tangalle PS Chairman

By Kumudu Jayawardana

09 Jan, 2014 | 11:18 am

The Colombo High Court on Thursday issued a warrant on Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidanapathirana, for not appearing before court for the murder trial of a British national and sexually assaulting his girlfriend.

The order was made when 5 suspects in connection with the case were produced before court relating to the bail applications.

There, Colombo High Court judge, Rohini Walhama questioned as to why the 3rd suspect – the Chairman of the Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha had failed to appear before court.

The attorney representing the suspect noted that the Tangalle PS Chairman is receiving in house treatment at a private hospital.

As the attorney failed to produce a medical certificate to prove his claim, the High Court judge issued notice on the Tangalle PS Chairman.

The case wil be taken up again on the 20th of this month.

Khuram Shaikh