The Sunday Leader

Raviraj Killing: No Approval To Arrest Two Suspects

by Kasun Pussewala

The Attorney General (AG) has not given approval to arrest two key suspects who have fled to Switzerland, who are wanted in connection to the murder of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said it had requested approval from the AG to initiate proceedings to have the two suspects arrested and deported to Sri Lanka nearly two years ago.

However the AG at the time had refused to agree to the request. Meanwhile the current AG is reported to have said that an appeal will be filed against the verdict issued on the suspects arrested in connection to the murder.

All five suspects, accused in the murder of former Tamil National Alliance Jaffna district Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj were acquitted and released by the Colombo High Court last month.

Among those freed were Navy intelligence officers and the unanimous decision was reached by the jury after a one month long trial.

Raviraj was shot dead near his residence at Manning Town in Narahenpita in November 2006 when he was driving his vehicle along Matha Road.

The CID recovered the vehicle and a weapon alleged to have been used in the killing.

6 Comments for “Raviraj Killing: No Approval To Arrest Two Suspects”

  1. gamarala

    There will be no justice for the murder of a Tamil, by an all Sinhalese jury.

  2. Perumal

    We have no say. It’s all up to the polish and i coats and AGed.

  3. Naga

    Raviraj was a down-to – earth politician who embarassed (like Lasantha) quite a few people in power knowing very well the risk he was taking. He was a lone crusader in his time and bought it. Obviously he was stepping on quite a few toes and people know who they were. So 2+2=?

  4. singing fish

    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.Martin Luther King.

  5. Saro

    Killing of former MP Raviraj and other high profile killings aided and abetted by the Rajapakse regime must be done justice. Many innocent people, too, were abducted and extra judicially executed and the former regime did nothing or hindered the arrest and trial of perpetrators. Unless justice is done to the victims or their loved ones faith in the judicial system and democracy will evaporate.

  6. Azeez

    Attorney General has not given approval.! Nobody. questions why ?

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