Six suspects sentenced to jail over assault on Douglas in 1998

Six suspects have been sentenced to jail over an assault on Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Douglas Devananda in 1998.

Devananda was assaulted when he visited the Kalutara prison in 1998 by LTTE detainees on hunger strike.

Cases had been filed against 16 LTTE suspects over the incident.

Six suspects were today sentenced to 10 1/2 years in jail over the assault. (Colombo Gazette)

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