Suspects remanded in attempted murder of Sarath Fonseka

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 February 2008, 12:27 GMT]
Colombo Fort Magistrate Mr.Namal Bandara Thursday ordered further remand till February 27 for two suspects in the suicide attack attempt made on Sri Lanka Army Commander Sarath Fonseka on August 25, 2006 near the headquarters of the Sri Lanka Army. The army commander escaped. But 11 soldiers of the SLA were killed and 25 injured, legal sources said.

One of the two suspects is a Sinhalese, Hemapala Ariyaretna, a Grama Niladhari who is alleged to have issued a national identity card to the woman suicide bomber in the name of a Muslim woman.

Other suspect is a Tamil- Shanmugalingam Sooriyakumar, legal sources said.


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