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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

Case against Thilanga Sumathipala: [i]Sunday Leader [/i]

[b]Case against Thilanga Sumathipala: [i]Sunday Leader [/i]Editor cross examined[/b]

[b]Colombo, 29 November, ([/b] Thilanga Sumathipala was not identified as a debased person in the articles published in the Sunday Leader newspaper and I do not have animosity against him, said Lasantha Wickramatunga, Editor Sunday Leader, while responding to a question by the defense lawyer when the case against the former President of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Thilanga Sumathipala, who was charged under the Immigration & Emigration Act, was taken up for trial.

The case is heard before the Colombo Additional Magistrate, Ajith Anawaratne.

The CID has prosecuted the accused on a charge that the accused has helped to obtain a passport on a false name Buddhika Priyasantha Godage to an underworld leader, Dhammika Amarasinghe to travel and to watch the 1999 World Cup Cricket matches in England.


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