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Lanka e News Editor remanded

Mar 31, 2011 10:15:22 AM - itnnews.lk

The Lanka E-news editor Bennet Rupasinghe has been remanded until the 7th of next month.

The Wellampitiya Police took him into custody today for threatening a relative of the suspects in relation to the arson attack on the E-news office. He is also accused of attempting to mislead the judiciary and maintaining links with the underworld. Mr. Rupasinghe is accused of threatening relatives of the two main suspects of the E-news arson attack at the gunpoint. The police said that there are accusations that he had maintained links with an underworld gang member who had been imprisoned in Negombo. Accordingly the suspect was produced before Kaduwela Magistrate Jayaki de Alwis today. She ordered to remand him until the 7th of next month.