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* Sri Lankan politician accused of killing a British national remanded until the end of case
Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 11:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded the fugitive ruling party politician accused of killing a British tourist and raping his girlfriend after he was apprehended by the police Tuesday night.

The Colombo High Court ordered to remand the former Chairman of Tangalle Local Council Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana until the hearing of the case is completed.

The Criminal Investigation Department unit arrested the absconding politician yesterday at Kotte in the outskirts of the capital city Colombo nearly two weeks after he went into hiding.

The High Court issued an arrest warrant after the suspect who was released on bail following his initial arrest in 2012 failed to make a scheduled court appearance as a condition of his bail.

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

The high profile murder case has drawn international attention and pressure from the British government on Sri Lankan government to meet justice.

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