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Arrest warrant issued on Tangalle PS Chairman

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The Colombo High Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidanapathirana, who was accused of murdering Khuram Shaikh, a British national and sexually assaulting his girlfriend.

Colombo High Court Judge Rohini Walgama issued the warrant after Vidanapathirana had failed to appear before the court today.

Eight suspects including Vidanapathirana are accused in the murder of Shaikh, who was killed on December 24, 2011 while being on holiday at a hotel in Tangalle.

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