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Nadaraja Raviraj

Nadaraja Raviraj

  • AG to appeal against Raviraj verdict Read more >

    AG to appeal against Raviraj verdict

    Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC said he is considering appealing against the verdict of Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj murder case before the Appeal Court. He said the very day after the verdict was announced, he had requested the Court Registrar to forward the case record to him. He was perusing other points concerned until the case […]

  • Sri Lanka:  All accused in Raviraj Murder case released Read more >

    Sri Lanka: All accused in Raviraj Murder case released

    Five accused including three Navy intelligence officers who were accused over the murder of former TNA Jaffna district MP Nadaraja Raviraj were yesterday night acquitted and released after they were found not guilty by the Colombo High Court. The verdict delivered by High Court Judge Manilal Waidyatilleke yesterday night as per the unanimous decision reached […]

  • Judge Decides To Hear Raviraj Murder Case Before a Sinhala Jury Despite Lawyer ‘s Opposition Read more >

    Judge Decides To Hear Raviraj Murder Case Before a Sinhala Jury Despite Lawyer ‘s Opposition

    Image: Funeral procession of  NaarajhRaviraj in Colombo (c)SLB. Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathilaka yesterday decided to hear the case related to the slaying of former MP Nadaraja Raviraj and his security officer before a specially constituted Sinhala speaking  Jury  despite the move was opposed by the Counsel appearing for the interests of the deceased […]

  • Raviraj murder: Defence requests Sinhala speaking jury Read more >

    Raviraj murder: Defence requests Sinhala speaking jury

    Defence attorneys appearing on behalf of the accused in the alleged murder of former TNA Jaffna District MP Nadaraja Raviraj, yesterday requested for a special jury trial consisting of Sinhala speaking members into the murder of the former MP. However, the Counsel who appeared on behalf of the aggrieved party, raised objections against the request […]

  • Raviraj Killing: Enough Evidence to Indict Suspects at The High Court Read more >

    Raviraj Killing: Enough Evidence to Indict Suspects at The High Court

    Considering the evidence and affidavits submitted by the prosecution during the non-summary proceeding in connection with the killing of former parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj and his driver in 2006, Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage said today there was sufficient evidence to indict the seven suspects in the high court. Submitting the affidavits and the postmortem examination […]

  • Raviraj Killing : Magistrate Wants Continuous Hearing Read more >

    Raviraj Killing : Magistrate Wants Continuous Hearing

    Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday ordered continuous hearings in the case related to the killing of ex-Jaffna District MP Nadarajah Raviraj. Police constable Wijewickrema Manamperige Sampath Preethi Viraj, who has been State witness after charges against him were waived by the Attorney General, was cross-examined by lawyers for the prosecution yesterday. Viraj had earlier […]

  • Charges Filed Against Six Suspects in Raviraj’s Murder Read more >

    Charges Filed Against Six Suspects in Raviraj’s Murder

    The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today filed charge sheets against six suspects over the murder of Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj. The six accused include former LTTE members and Sri Lanka Navy personnel. Nine suspects are currently in custody in connection with the murder. The CID informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that they were awaiting Attorney General’s […]

  • Pillayan To Face Double Murder Charges Read more >

    Pillayan To Face Double Murder Charges

    Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan is likely to be charged for alleged involvement in the murder of two parliamentarians. Pillayan had been questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the murder of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj in 2006. Pillayan was arrested recently by the CID […]

  • Parliamentary Raviraj Murderer In Custody Read more >

    Parliamentary Raviraj Murderer In Custody

    The murderer of Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj has been taken into custody along with another individual allegedly connected with the 2006 assassination of the Tamil politician. The Sunday Leader learns that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has taken into custody the individual who had allegedly assassinated Raviraj as well as the […]

  • Investigations on Prageeth, Lasantha and Raviraj Face Disruptions Read more >

    Investigations on Prageeth, Lasantha and Raviraj Face Disruptions

    (Photo: Doctors trying get Lasantha Wickramatunga’s life back) The CID is reportedly facing continuous disruptions in its investigations into the killings of MP Nadaraja Raviraj and senior journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga and the forced disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. A top official of the CID explained this to a head of the prime minister’s office when […]

  • Sri Lanka To Reinvestigate High-Profile Killings Read more >

    Sri Lanka To Reinvestigate High-Profile Killings

    [ Killing of Nadaraja Raviraj too will be re-investigated] Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new government will reinvestigate high-profile assassinations including those of a newspaper editor and politicians that were alleged to have had state backing during the previous administration, a minister said Wednesday. The killings of Lasantha Wickrematunge, editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper, Tamil lawmakers […]

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