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* Sri Lanka police looking for politician accused of British tourist's murder
Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 01:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka police are searching for the main suspect of a British tourist's murder after a court issued a warrant for his arrest Thursday for failing to appear in court.

The police said the main suspect of the murder of British tourist Khuram Shaikh, former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidanapathirana is being sought following an arrest warrant issued by the Colombo High Court.

Colombo High Court Judge Rohini Walgama issued the arrest warrant Thursday after the suspect who was on bail failed to a make a routine court appearance as required by the bail conditions.

A guarantor of the bail produced himself in the court and said the suspect was too ill to appear in court and he has been admitted to a private hospital.

However, the hospital, upon inquiry has told the police the suspect was discharged from the hospital on January 8th.

The Police have pledged to arrest the suspect "today or tomorrow" although his exact whereabouts are not known, BBC reported.

Vidanapathirana and seven others are accused of the murdering the 32-year-old British Red Cross worker and sexual assaulting his girlfriend at a party in a hotel at Tangalle on the Christmas Eve 2011.

In addition they are charged with unlawful assembly in a hotel, possession of unlicensed weapons and intimidation.

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