Court rules Schaffter’s death appears to be a crime



Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya ruled that the death of businessman Dinesh Schaffter appeared to be a crime.

The Court today (Nov. 01) determined that the death of Mr. Schaffter had occurred as a result of an external pressure applied on his neck and the facial area.

Delivering the verdict of the inquest into the death, the Colombo Additional Magistrate ordered the CID Director to immediately arrest all suspects involved in the incident and produce them before the Courts.

Former Director of the Janashakthi PLC Group – Dinesh Schaffter, was found tied up in his car at the General Cemetery in Borella on December 15, 2022 and died a day later while receiving treatment at the ICU of the National Hospital in Colombo.


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