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Senior police DIG arrested for helping Vithya murder suspect evade arrest in Sri Lanka

Senior Deputy Inspector General Lalith Jayasinghe has been arrested for allegedly helping a suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vithya evade arrest in Jaffna.

The incident sparked widespread condemnation in the North-East.

The trial is set to be in Jaffna, after a request by the defendants to be transferred to Colombo sparked strong opposition from the local community.

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