Deepthi, no arrest
By Asif Fuard
The police are yet to arrest Deepthi Bogollagama,
wife of Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, in spite of an order from
the Attorney General a week ago.
police Inspector K. Amarasinghe said they had sent a team to Mr.
Bogollagama's Colombo 7 residence to arrest her but she was not
there. "We understand she is in Galle with her husband,"
he said. There was also reports that she may be in Singapore. Ms.
Bogollagama is to be charged with attempted murder.
week, the Attorney General instructed the Borella OIC to arrest
Ms. Bogollagama and produce her for Non-Summary proceedings before
a magistrate on charges of attempting to murder well-known cardiologist
Dr. S. Narenthiran, a resident of Borella, by stabbing him.
to the papers filed, Ms. Bogollagama had visited the cardiologist
at his residence and attacked him by repeating the words "I
came to kill you". The cardiologist had suffered serious injury
to his back and avoided more grievous injury by warding her off
with a chair and overpowering her.
Bogollagama had in turn accused Dr. Narenthiran of trying to sexually
attack her, a version the Attorney General has dismissed. The dispute
between Ms. Bogollagama and Dr. Narenthiran was over a defamation
case filed by Mr Bogollagama against Dr. Narenthiran's fiancé,
Dr. Nishadi Ranasinghe.
Narenthiran was admitted to the National Hospital where he was treated
and discharged. A day after the attack, Ms. Bogollagama had attended
the Shahrukh Khan musical show. She was also seen on stage at a
Matara ceremony to commemorate President Chandrika Kumaratunga's
tenth year in office.