"Sampath Vidanapathirana: A Hero Who Fought Against British Colonialism!"

A lunatic Facebook campaign has now been launched demanding Sri Lankan  law makers to release former Tagalle PS Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidamapathirana who was jailed for killing a British Tourist and gang-raping his Russian girlfriend. 

The Facebook campaign says Vidanapathirana, in a way, is similar to heroes such as Kappetipola and Maddumabandara who fought against the British colonialism. 

A new Facebook page has also been opened in this regard, under the title "Sampath api oba samagayi" (Sampath we are with you). The admins of the page openly claim that they are supporters of the former Chairman of the Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha. 

It also says that the leaders of the ruling party and the leaders of the country should be more sympathetic towards Vidanapathirana and take measures to release him from prison. 

It was proven in the court beyond reasonable doubt that Sampath Vidanapathirana was involved in the killing of British national Khuram Shaikh and gang-rape of his girlfriend. 

Colombo High Court last week delivered Khuram Shaikh case verdict imposing maximum of 20 years rigorous imprisonment for four of the accused including former Tangalle PS Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana. 

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