Former Sri Lankan defence secretary faces trial in the US

Wednesday April 10, 2019

The former Sri Lankan defence secretary has been served with a notice to appear before a US court for killings and torture in Sri Lanka.


Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of slain Sinhala journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, and Roy Samathanam, a Tamil who was tortured in Sri Lankan military custody, have filed the law suits.


If Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa loses the case, he is likely to be ordered to compensate the victims by selling his assets in the United States.



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