SL Court to hear petition on Pirapaharan's sentence

[TamilNet, Thursday, 23 March 2006, 03:47 GMT]
Colombo Appeals Court will hear, on 25 May, a petition filed by former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Kotagadeniya, to direct the Security Establishment to enforce the 200 year rigorous prison sentence passed by the Courts on Leader of Liberation Tigers, Velupillai Pirapaharan, for his role in the bombing of Central bank on January 31, 1996, legal sources in Colombo said.

The trial was held against ten LTTE leaders, with Pirapaharan and four other LTTE leaders in absentia. The prison sentence was passed on 31 October, 2002, by the late Judge Sarath Ambepitiya.

Three other LTTE members were also given the same sentence while two were given life imprisonment by the Colombo High Court. The court also released four others including LTTE intelligence chief Pottu Amman due to lack of evidence.

High Court judge Sarath Ambepitiya issued an open warrant through the CID to arrest Mr. Prabhakaran and three others who were absconding.

LTTE leader was found guilty on 51 counts and each count carried 20 years in jail making a total of 1020 years. But the Judge said he was imposing the sentence only on the first ten counts making a total of 200 years in jail.

H.N.G.B. Kotakadeniya is a hardline Sinhala Nationalist who is currently serving as a special advisor to Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse.


Related Articles:
08.01.06   STF fired at students in Trinco- paper
04.07.05   Ambepitya murder accused sentenced to death
27.11.04   Seven suspects arrested in Judge's killing-IGP
19.11.04   High court judge gunned down in Colombo
19.11.98   Police to investigate political statements

 

Latest 15 Reports
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
06.10.17 23:22  
Uprooted Tamils face ultimatum on proving land ownership in strategic Kokku’laay
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=17548