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 Lanka court to deliver verdict on British national's murder on 18th
Sat, Jul 12, 2014, 12:51 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo High Court will deliver the verdict of the high-profile murder trial of the British national Khuram Shaikh on July 18th.

When the case was taken up for hearing today, the Colombo Chief High Court Judge Rohini Walgama said the verdict of the controversial murder trial will be issued on the 18th of this month.

The murder trial of British aid worker Khuram Shaikh at a resort in southern Town of Tangalle on the Christmas Eve of 2011 drew world's attention when the case was dragged on for over two years due to the political influence of the suspects.

Khuram Shaikh Zaman, 32, was killed and his companion, Victoria Alexandrovna of Russia was assaulted and gang raped in a brawl during a party at a tourist hotel in Rekawa, Tangalle on Christmas Eve in 2011.

The main allegation against the defendants is the murder of Khuram Shaikh and the raping of Victoria Alexandra.

The main suspect, former ruling party Chairman of Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana and six others, were arrested and remanded following the murder, but the case dragged on until international pressure mounted on the Sri Lankan government to bring the culprits to justice.

The case was later transferred from the Tangalle Magistrate's Court to Colombo on the request of the Attorney General since the suspects have been threatening the witnesses at the trial.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Marxist party unhappy about the progress of investigation into LTTE leader KP
-- [25 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy assists Survey Department in mapping flood affected areas in Western Province
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against government officials for unauthorized building or environmental pollution
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 29 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
-- [2 hours ago]
Army ordered to hand over information related to journalist's murder to CID
-- [2 hours ago]
EU in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Hundreds pay homage to late son of LTTE chief Prabhakaran in Chennai - report
-- [3 hours ago]
Military restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka's Eastern Province Chief Minister lifted
-- [3 hours ago]
Canada provides humanitarian support to ongoing relief efforts in Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
High level Sri Lankan delegation attends first-ever Wesak festival at Taxila in Pakistan
-- [4 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.