The gunman was also injured when he was shot by Maheswaran’s bodyguard as he attempted to flee after the shooting at the Temple in Kotahena. The main suspect in the assassination of UNP MP T. Maheswaran was today sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.Colombo High Court judge Sunil Rajapaksa  sentence to death the man who had opened fire on the Tamil MP inside a Hindu Temple in January 2008. Following the shooting incident the government blamed the LTTE pistol group of carrying out the killing. The suspect was a resident of Jaffna and was a temporary resident of Wattala just before he carried out the shooting.Maheswaran’s wife Vijayakala Maheswaran is now in active politics.

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