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Upali Tennakoon assault : Suspect’s phone records to be presented to the courts


The suspect in connection with the assault on former Editor of “Rivira” newspaper Upali Tennokoon was produced before the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court in the today morning.

The Army Intelligence Officer was arrested for allegedly assaulting senior journalist Upali Tennakoon on January 23,  2009.

However, the attorney-at-law representing the suspect stated in court that phone records have proved that the suspect was in Kohuwala on the same day that senior Journalist Upali Tennakoon was said to have been assaulted.

Gampaha Chief Magistrate Kavindya Nanayakkara ordered that to present the phone records to the court.

The suspect, who allegedly launched the assault, was identified by Upali Tennakoon and his wife during an identification parade on August 26.

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