Jul 05, 2019

Army officer suspected of assaulting Upali Featured

The Attorney General has instructed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to act according to the Criminal Procedure Code regarding Lalith Rajapakse,an authorized officer of the Tripoli Army Camp in Maradana, and produce him before court as a suspect with reference to the alleged assault on the editor of the Rivira newspaper Upali Tennakoon and his wife.

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed the Director of the CID to send him the copies of the suspect's statement and Police quote containing the suspect's arrest notes immediately.

The assault had taken place on January 23, 2009 at Gampaha, Imbulgoda and the case is being heard before the Gampaha Magistrate's Court.