Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan minister's secretary accused of murder to make a confidential statement to magistrate
Fri, Feb 1, 2013, 10:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Public Affairs and Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva's Parliamentary Affairs Secretary, who has been accused of murdering Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala, has requested to make a confidential statement before the Mahara Magistrate.

The Minister's Secretary, Sarath Edirisinghe alias Singapore Sarath and the fifth suspect in the murder, Saman Nishaman, a coordinating secretary of the Minister, have requested to make a confidential statement on camera before the magistrate.

Mahara Magistrate Sahan Mapa Bandara has permitted the two suspects to make confidential statements.

The 32-year-old Local Councilor, who campaigned against the Minister over the alleged corruption and irregularities taking place in the Kelaniya electorate, was gunned down on January 05 near his residence in Waragoda, Kelaniya by two of the suspects came on a motorcycle.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) while giving a progress report on the investigation had said the inquiry was ongoing and statements were being recorded.

The magistrate has ordered the suspects to be remanded till February 14th.

** Related Story :: Five suspects arrested over the murder of Sri Lanka ruling party local Councilor



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
'Joint opposition' is not for women's rights in Sri Lanka - PM
-- [7 hours ago]
Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to visit Germany to strengthen economic and trade cooperation
-- [8 hours ago]
ICRC to work with Sri Lankan government on missing persons
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms, PM says
-- [9 hours ago]
SLFP to take disciplinary action against members criticizing the party leadership
Program to enlighten media personnel on proposed constitution
State minister pays surprise visit to fish market to look into public complaints of corruption
Workshop on Sectoral Oversight Committees for Members of Sri Lanka Parliament
Former President CBK commends government for efforts to increase women's participation in politics

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.