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British Tamil locked up, key thrown away

Published on : 23 April 2012 - 11:37am | By Richard Walker (http://www.rnw.nl)
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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court is set to decide the fate of a British Tamil imprisoned five years ago.

He has never been charged with a crime but has nonetheless remained in a Colombo jail, held on suspicion of supplying Tamil Tiger (LTTE) militants with military equipment. The civil war wrecking the country has since ended, but Visvallingam Gobithas’ nightmare continues. His lawyers, meanwhile, are doing everything they can think of to secure his release.

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darren 4 October 2013 - 2:18pm

That awful incident of locking him up based on suspicion is a black mark on the judiciary in Sri Lanka. Jailing him for such a long time on a false charge is not acceptable and he has to be released immediately.
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S.SURESH KUMAR 24 May 2012 - 10:50am / Sri Lanka

NO WAR 2012 IN SRI LANKA
I AM HAPPY 35 YEARS AFTER. I AM LIVING IN AN ISLAND,BAD YEARS
THIS IS NOT WAR, THIS IS HINDU RELIGION "TIGER GOD" AND "LION GOD"
THANK YOU
I WAS LOST MY TIME , TIME IS NOT COMING BACK, NOW I AM 35 YEAR OLD
AND GOOD LUKE SRI LANKA, "SRI" IS GOOD NAME
I AM SUNDARARAJ SURESH KUMAR AT SRI LANKA

Samantha 23 May 2012 - 10:52am / sri Lanka

why you want separate country to live just live together with us the sinhala buddhists we do not bite

Creyde 28 September 2012 - 4:19am / uWmiMnGABt

Haha. I woke up down today. You've ceheerd me up!

Anonymous 23 May 2012 - 10:45am / Uk

why this kolawary kolawary die

Anonymous 22 May 2012 - 10:10am / Sf

now

Anonymous 20 May 2012 - 12:07pm / sri lanka

sarath fonseka reles or not

kumari 18 May 2012 - 10:09pm / COLOMBU GAMPAHA KALUTHARA

MATA WAYASA 37 THANIYEN INNA 50 MAHATHMAYE MAIL KARANNA EMAIL PUSHPAKUMARA.PRASANNA@YMAIL.COM

Kelum 21 May 2012 - 7:14am / Sri Lanka

About your comments I would like to accept it. If you wish please send me your contact telephone number through my email address.

o.g.randeera kumara 14 May 2012 - 10:39am / sri lanka

i dont know about gobi but i understand that certain formalities are adopted in the present sri lanka justification.

Anonymous 14 May 2012 - 7:13am / howan ho

sarath ponsekata nidahasa lebila eliyata awa hetiya maranawa

herath 1 May 2012 - 12:02pm / srilanka

idon'tno

Anonymous 26 April 2012 - 11:38am / Sri Lanka

Was with Gobi in Jail and know him. Truly a man with patience and has no ill feelings towards others. I wish he comes out soon. I last saw him a week ago before my release

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Richard Walker 27 April 2012 - 9:55am

Hi Anonymous, please get in touch - I'd like to hear more about your experiences.

Anonymous 26 April 2012 - 11:38am / Sri Lanka

Was with Gobi in Jail and know him. Truly a man with patience and has no ill feelings towards others. I wish he comes out soon. I last saw him a week ago before my release

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