Investigations have revealed that the mastermind of the crime, ‘Swiss Kumar’, had videoed the gang-rape of Vidya and intended to sell it overseas. He had given money for the rapists to drink, and had videoed the rape incident. When he was arrested, Swiss Kumar has told the CID officials that he could immediately give them Rs. 20 million if he was freed.
De Livera told the court that the police had impartially investigated the incident that had taken place in a remote and isolated islet in the Jaffna peninsula, without giving into any pressure, to ensure supremacy of the law and to show that all are given equal protection by the law. He said the crime committed in an unpoliced area has been taken up by a high court trial-at-bar as a matter of national importance in a landmark in criminal law history of Sri Lanka and to establish supremacy of the law.
He requested the judges to watch videos of the incident, saying that every attempt would be made to recover the data that had been deleted by Swiss Kumar. The case will be taken up for six days continually.