Video : Update : CID arrest former Tangalle PS Chairman who was evading courts.
The CID arrested former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidana Pathirana who had been evading a Court order.
Vidana Pathirana who has been indicted for the murder of a British tourist Khuram Sheik at a tourist resort in Tangalle on the 25th of December in 2011 was arrested in Kotte area.
The Colombo High Court issued arrest warrant on suspect Vidana Pathirana as he did not appear in Court on the 9th of this month.
Although the suspect’s lawyer informed the Court that his client suddenly fell ill and was receiving treatment in a private hospital in Galle, the Judge questioned him of the relevant medical certificates to prove his illness.
When the case was taken for hearing on the 16th of January, the Judge ordered the owner of the respective private hospital to submit a complete report on suspect Vidana Pathirana’s hospitalization.
Meanwhile police said that suspect Vidana Pathirana will be produced before Court when the case is taken for hearing before the Colombo High Court today.