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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Death threat to teacher who won a lawsuit against a politician

[Susila Herath showing the threatening letter; Photo: Ada Derana]

Susila Herath, a school teacher of Navagattegama Navodya Vidyalaya who won a lawsuit against ex-PC member Ananda Sarath Kumara (UPFA), has received a death threatening letter today (5) morning.

A senior police officer from the Nawagattegama police told Ada Derana that the police inquiries have been already commenced following a complaint lodged by the teacher.

Herath said that the lives of her and her family members are now in danger with the posted letter she received today morning at around 11.30 a.m.

“I killed the witness…I will rape and kill you. You ruined my political career….,” the letter says. The letter has also quoted the names of some prominent politicians who would support the anonymous sender as well.

The dead body of a school teacher who is the fourth witness (an eye witness) in the case was found from a well, close approximate to the Navagattegama Navodya Vidyalaya, last Friday morning.


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