The Sunday Leader

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 individual who had transported the alleged assassin following the murder.

The two individuals in custody is a Navy Petty Officer names Senevi and a former police constable named Manamperi. According to the investigation, Senevi has been identified as the individual who had carried out the assassination.

Sources from the CID said that the weapon that was used to assassinate Raviraj was initially issued to a former LTTE leader from the East, Pillayan by Colonel Shammi Karunaratne, who is currently detained by the CID over the case in to the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

The Sunday Leader learns that the Raviraj murder investigation has revealed that the weapon used for the assassination was handed over to an individual named Charan from Pillayan, who is believed to have handed over the weapon to Senevi.

However, Charan is believed to be overseas and the CID is has sought Interpol assistance to locate and arrest him.

According to CID sources, Senevi had been transported to the scene of the murder on November 10, 2006 in a three wheeler and had been taken to safe house after the assassination by Manamperi in a motorbike.

The CID it is learnt is to arrest several other suspects involved in the murder in the next few weeks.

11 Comments for “Raviraj Murderer In Custody”

  1. de silva

    THE CULPRITS MUST BE BROUGHT TO BOOK, THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE ANOTHERS LIFE.

    IF FOUND GUILTY , THE PERSONS WHO CARRIED OUT THE MURDER, AND THOSE WHO HAVE AIDED AND ABETTED AND THE ONE WHO WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE AUTHOURITY TO MURDER RAVIRAJ MUST BE METED OUT WITH THE HARSHEST PUNISHMENT

    • Piranha

      All the trails of these murders ultimately will lead to Gota the barbarian. Will he be punished? I doubt it!

    • Eds

      Have you ever wondered why and how the colonial invaders ruled us for 443 years?

      • salam

        the slave trader Portugal was at Goa from 1498 to 1970-
        So they kept on transporting the ambudes to the island. This is something they still look with glee.
        Check your DNA as USA has found 30% of its whites don’t have European DNA. Yours is south indian DNA

    • Ellison Jayawardene

      Well said Sir,
      Sri Lankan justice is totally different.
      Former Batticaloa MP Joseph was well known to me was murdered by Karuna’s boys as a reward to MR at the alter of the Catholic Cathedral. On Christmas.
      Karuna is out and about at Large.
      This is our Justice.

  2. A Goonewardena

    The caption “Raviraj Murderer In Custody” is misreporting. The person in custody cannot be called the murderer until proved in Court. One could have instead used the term, the ‘alleged murderer’ or the ‘suspected murderer’ which would have been fair and accurate reporting.

  3. renu

    Who gave orders for the Assassination? This is the most important question the General Public wants to know the Answers, Everybody has to be brought to booik

  4. salam

    Don’t count your chickens on this one as a 2 way process.
    It’s to sift out the non cooperators of the present regime-
    has anything changed under pressure at lanka in 68 years??
    vultures prey is the culture.

  5. punchinilame

    The CID wants to earn a name, and some Officer a promotion, whilst it is well
    known that a Regime high up is involved? No arrests of these high-ups can
    take place without the express authorisation of the President – this is Law and
    Order in Sri Lanka, is my guess.

  6. Nimal

    They should be caught and prosecuted.

  7. VIP T.Ruth

    I am very optimistic about the outcome of these investigation.The responsibility of this murder should be identified without any regard to the rank and position held by the individual who is involved directly or indirectly.

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