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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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 MP Naarajh Raviraj reports Ceylon Today.

The case will be heard on a daily basis commencing 21 November.

The accused in the case had previously requested the High Court to hear the case before a special Sinhala speaking Jury.

However, the Counsel appearing for the interests of the deceased MP Raviraj opposed that move.

The Judge also issued notices on all witnesses to be present in Court on that date.

The Attorney General has indicted six suspects in the High Court over the assassination of the former MP and his security guard and the case will be heard sans three suspects who have avoided the Court thus far.

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