Ex-presidential security chief jailed in Sri Lanka

June 29th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, June 29 (DPA) A former presidential security chief was jailed Tuesday for four years on a conviction of threatening a fellow police officer during an election rally nine years ago, a court official said.
Nihal Karunaratne, a former police deputy inspector general, was an influential figure during the 1994-2004 presidency of Chandrika Kumaratunga.

A high court in the central Kandy district found him guilty of threatening the officer in charge of a police station and interfering with the work of the police.

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