Tangalla tourist Hotel ghastly murder and rape

here is the true story with evidence: Russian girl raped by 8 persons –eye witnesses say

In the recent ghastly murder and rape committed at a Tangalla tourist resort where a foreign tourist Kuram Shaik , a red cross worker was gruesomely murdered and a lady , Russian national was critically injured, it has come to light that the latter had been raped viciously by 8 persons, according to reports reaching Lanka e news.

Lanka e news is also in possession of clear , cogent and irrefutable evidence that the tourist Kuram Shaik , the British National had got killed when he obstructed the local body Chairman Sampath and his violent gang from raping the Russian tourist , and not when he tried to intervene in a quarrel between the Chairman and his violent gang , and another group, which was the distorted picture painted by the Police. Lanka e news is armed with full evidence to prove that the police is concocting a false story to protect the actual murderers.

A French national tourist , a resident of Canada who was an eye witness when this murder was committed revealed the stark facts pertaining to this gruesome murder . We shall name him as ‘Daniel’ in this story.

According to him , Sampath , the Chairman of the local body and his violent gang who were under the influence of liquor had tried to solicit the Russian national tourist, Victoria, offering money assuming that she was a harlot . When she had stated that she is not a prostitute and tried to get away from them , the group had begun molesting her and fiddling with her private parts . At that juncture , the deceased Kuram Shaik had told them not to manhandle her , and intervened . These hooligans had then dragged Shaik away and attacked him with a broken bottle . When Shaik was struggling with the Chairman’s gangsters , one of the assailants had taken an automatic weapon which was with him and shot at Shaikh killing him. Victoria too had intervened in this tussle. The gangsters had then assaulted her fiercely so much so that she became motionless. They have then forcibly taken her to a room on the lower floor of the Hotel , and committed mass rape.

The Chairman and his violent gang who were on the rampage had threatened all those around that they are from the Gotabaya Rajapakse defense Ministry. They have also threatened the tourists that if anyone says a word , all of them before they leave will be murdered in the same way as Shaikh. These dire threats have alarmed the tourists immensely.
‘Daniel’ who related this story told us he saw through the open door two individuals raping Victoria. He also added that he saw her abandoned nude on the cement floor of the room by the 8 individuals who raped her in the belief that she was dead.

‘Daniel’ went on to say , that the victim was in a most critical condition , yet nobody came forward to help. Even the police arrived at the scene several hours after the crimes were reported. The police who came this late , did not even take a statement from any of the tourists who saw the incident with open eyes.

‘Daniel’ stated that he is revealing this information in mortal fear even after leaving the shores of Sri Lanka. He also added that he has video tapes of all the events , and he is prepared to present them in courts as evidence . He is now seeking the assistance of Lawyers in this connection.

Apart from the disclosures made by ‘Daniel’ , Lanka e news is having in its possession copious and cogent evidence to substantiate the factual story .

The Bed ticket No. of Decca Hewa Victoria Ellen Domina the Russian national who was the victim of the brutal rape and assault , and admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital in a most critical condition is 114755 and the GHT form No. of Hospital Doctor for court , Dr. L H Dhamma is 5879/2011. Based on the medical reports , the condition of Victoria who is admitted to the Hospital is as follows :

All injuries of the victim are serious. She had sustained injuries ,internal and external following battery, assault , cuts , stabs and piercing with blunt and sharp instruments.

At the time she was admitted she was on the verge of dying..

The victim and been subject to assault and has sustained multiple injuries in the region of her private parts. .

The Lady Doctor on the reverse of the GHT form had referring to the rape made her medical minutes based on 12 grounds. She had stated that as Victoria’s private parts have been severely damaged , it bears testimony that many persons have committed rape on her forcefully.

Unfortunately , all these facts and records have been suppressed from the courts. While Victoria was receiving intensive care treatment at Karapitiya Hospital , she had been brought to the Colombo Apollo Hospital. This is an illegal action, because it is only on a request made by a relative of the patient that such an action can be taken. Above all , what arouses most grave suspicion is , the present chief administrative officer of this private Hospital is Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse whose name was proudly mentioned by the murderers at the Hotel after the killing and rape, when they claimed that they ( criminals) are from Gotabaya’s Ministry.

It has become very clear that the witness , a Manager of another Hotel who supposedly gave evidence to the police that these crimes were a sequel to a quarrel which was triggered when two individuals collided physically , is a witness coached by the police.

Meanwhile , when one of our LeN representatives inquired from the Manageress, Dilrukshi Tharanga peiris of the ‘Nature reef Hotel’ where this ghastly and grueling crimes occurred , she remarked , ‘they will of course leave the country. But it is I who will have to die facing this in this country.’ ‘ Are you wishing me to die?’ she asked.

Meanwhile The Sri Lanka Police have recorded 1,636 cases of molestation of women in the last 11 months. Statistics have revealed a steady increase in rapes and molestations of women in the country. The number of incidents has seen a massive increase since 2007 in this regime.

The number of incidents that stood at 542 in 1995 has risen to 1,397 in 2007. There were 1,582 cases in 2008, 1,624 in 2009 and 1,854 in 2010.

Lanka-e-News

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SRI LANKA: The murder of the British national and the rape of the Russian lady at Tangalla allegedly by a local politician close to the government

AHRC-STM-001-2012-01.jpgThe murder of Kuram Shaikah Zaman (32), a prosthetic expert who was working in the Gaza Strip for the International Committee of the Red Cross allegedly by a local politician, accompanied by a gang has led to a sharp criticism against the failure of the Sri Lankan government to maintain law and order and encouraging lawlessness and criminal behaviour.

Zaman and an associate, a Russian lady by the name of Ms. Victoria Alexandrovna, (23) went to Sri Lanka for short vacation. A number of foreign girls, including Victoria were enjoying a party when the chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha, Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana, wanted to dance with the girls; however, they refused. The infuriated chairman started a quarrel with the girls and Zaman, who was outside at the time came in and tried to stop the altercation. At this stage Zaman was assaulted and stabbed with a sharp instrument; he was also shot at, according to the reports of eyewitnesses.

AHRC-STM-001-2012-02.jpgAfter the attack Victoria was brutally raped and was found naked by the time the police arrived to investigate. She also suffered blunt trauma and sustained a skull fracture. According to an eye witness she was raped even as she lay bleeding from the head wound.  (photo left: The alleged murderer, Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana, in the company of president Rajapakse)

Several eye witnesses who had seen the incidents and made statements are now being threatened and are expressing concern for their own safety. Meanwhile several journalists who have reported the incident have also received death threats and reported the matter to their media agencies.

A government spokesman’s first reaction to the media was to deny the rape. This is the usual pattern of government spokesmen who tried to defend government politicians even when they are involved in serious crimes.

This murder and rape does not come at all as a surprise. Throughout the country similar gruesome murders and rapes were reported during 2011. The Asian Human Rights Commission has repeatedly brought these cases to the notice of the public stating that the criminal justice system has been brought to a halt due to the political control of the policing system. The local politicians, on many occasions, have acted in a wild manner, due perhaps to the political patronage they have from the government.

Due to the publicity this incident has attracted Chairman Vidanapathirana surrendered to the police. On assurance of anonymity, a policeman explained that such surrenders are nothing but a game. All the conditions of how to deal with the situation and the manner in which the surrendering suspects are to be released are all prearranged, he said. The whole process of criminal investigations is so manipulated by the government politicians that in many similar incidents the suspects have escaped any criminal punishment. The most glaring example is that of Duminda Silva, a Member of Parliament and a close associate of the Rajapakse family who was known to be a drug dealer and who was responsible for the attack that led to Baratha Laksman Premachandra and several others being killed. Duminda Silva was never named as a suspect in the reports of the criminal investigations submitted to court. The government’s excuse was that the police have failed to name him as such.

The murder and rape of these two foreigners is the result of the failure on the part of the government to take the necessary measures to maintain law and order. The murder and rape are not accidental incidents but one of the many gruesome crimes that are taking place throughout the country due to the failure of law enforcement system.

The Rajapakse regime has clearly shown that it cares little about the law. Every kind of illegality has been permitted and the criminal investigation system has been brought to a standstill.

Lawlessness is part of the ruling style of the Rajapakse regime. The government claims, as its right, to engage in any kind of illegality for the maintenance of its power. Assaults of opposition parliamentarians inside parliament itself has now become the rule and this kind of behaviour is condoned by the president and the hierarchy of the regime who are for the most part, members of the same family.

Assassinations, death threats and other forms of intimidation of the media are so frequent and still no investigations take place into the complaints relating to such allegations. It is as if the Rajapakse regime has given a holiday to the officers of the Criminal Investigation Division.

The absence of investigations into serious crimes is the rule now. When some incidents become social scandals some persons are arrested and then a government spokesman claims that the crime has been solved. However, thereafter hardly any criminal process takes place and many such suspects, particularly those who are close to the government, are let loose after their initial arrest.

The result is that the policemen themselves, as well as the public have lost faith in the whole mechanism of law. The cynical comments could be heard about this system constantly.

This murder and rape and the similar incidents will keep on happening as long as the Rajapakse regime belittles law and criminal justice. The responsibility for this murder and rape lies not only on the culprits but also on the Rajapakse regime as a whole.

The statement of the wife of Mohamed Sali Mohamed Niyas (Loku Seeya shows the kind of gruesome murders taking place in Sri Lanka).

According to the post mortem, he was strangled and his throat slit. He had also been pounded in the head and stabbed a number of times. He was also administered 3 injections of unknown chemicals. I am still an unable to imagine how brutal that had been. The body had over 100 kgs of weight strapped on to it which was wrapped with barb wire. The body was then covered with polythene and secured further with chicken fencing. It also had something like an anchor attached to the body. In spite of all that it had washed ashore to Akkarai Paththu. The body was flown back home and the funeral proceedings conducted.

What has happened in this incident is an extension to foreigners of two countries of what is normally happening to Sri Lankan citizens all the time. This incident should be an eye opener to the government the respective countries as well as to others about the state of lawlessness that prevails in Sri Lanka.

Without local and international effort to undo what the Rajapakse regime does to the legal system of Sri Lanka the future of all citizens as well as the visitors to Sri Lanka will remain a dismal one. There is regret at the moment about the adverse impact of this incident on tourism. However, the problem is not one of tourism alone. It is about a total failure to create the opportunities for a decent way of life in the country.

The Asian Human Rights Commission while condemning this incident calls upon Sri Lankans as well as the international community to boldly resist the Rajapakse regime’s undermining of the rule of law in Sri Lanka. This descent to animal-like behaviour can only be stopped if the Rajapakse regime changes its policy of taking complete political control of the police. As long as the nation’s law enforcement agency is unable to act to protect society from crime there is no way to stop similar incidents from happening again.

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