Minister insists there was no attempt to protect Vithyas killers

Vithya was abducted and raped in 2015 before she was killed. In September this year seven accused over the rape and murder were sentenced to death by a trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court.Among those sentenced to death was the main suspect identified as Swiss Kumar. (Colombo Gazette) She said that if the suspect was not handed over to the Police he would have been killed by the public and proper justice would not have been served. Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale today insisted that there was no attempt made to protect the killers of Jaffna school girl Sivaloganathan Vithya.Atukorale said that a Government Minister had only attempted to ensure a key suspect, who had been held by the public following the murder, was released and handed over to the Police.