Athas intimidation case trial date fixed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 May 2000, 14:31 GMT]
The English language weekly Sunday Times Defence Columnist Iqbal Athas intimidation case was re-fixed for trail on September 6th and 7th by a Colombo High Court Judge Andrew Somawanse. The prosecution amended the charges, to which defence counsel did not object.

In this case, Airforce Personnel Rukeman Herath and Pradeep Sujeeve are indicted with criminal trespass into Athas' house around midnight on February 12th 1998, frightening him with weapons and attempting to cause grievous injuries.


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