Tangalle PS Chairman Says He Is Innocent And Murder Charges Are Baseless

Making a dock statement on the killing of British NGO worker Khuram Shaikh, former Tangalle PS chairman Sampath Vidanapatirana told Colombo High Court today that the mutder and raping charges levelled against him were baseless and the charges had been framed in order to tarnish his political image.

He made this remark before Colombo High Court Judge Rohini Walgama. He said charges had been framed against him as a part of conspiracy to tarnish his political reputation. He also added that he was the  youngest PS chairman in the area. He further stated that he was not having any previous conviction and admitted that he was an innocent person.

The Colombo High Court  assured last week that it was intending to pronounce it's judgment on the killing of British national and NGO worker Khuram Shaikh, within the next two weeks. 

Former Tangalle PS Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana and five other accused Lahiru Kelum, Saman Deshapriya, M. Sarath alias Sahan, and S.Prageeth Chaturanga, had been indicted by the Attorney General for murdering Khuram Shaikh and gang raping his girlfriend Victoria at the Tangalle Nature Resort on December 25, 2011.

 

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