AG indicts five SLA soldiers in Mirusuvil massacre case
[TamilNet, Friday, 18 October 2002, 17:30 GMT]
The Attorney General Friday filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against five Sri Lanka Army soldiers for murdering eight Tamil civilians, including a five year old child, in Mirusuvil in Jaffna district two years ago.
The civilians who were displaced from Mirusuvil and were living in Pt.Pedro. They were arrested by the soldiers when they went to Mirusuvil area in 19 December to collect their personnel belongings from their houses.
The names of the accused SLA personnel are: Lance corporal Sunil Ratnayake, Lieutenant Senaka Munasinghe, Corporal M.Jayaratna, Corporal Gamini Munasinghe and Saman Pushpakumara.
The accused army officials have been charged on nineteen counts including the murder of the eight Tamil civilians and disposing their bodies in a toilet pit at Mirusuvil, south of Jaffna district
The Chief Justice Mr.Sarath N.Silva has named a three-member bench of the High Court to hear the case without jury. The HC bench comprises Judges Mr.I.M.Imam, Mr.Sarath Ambepitya and Mr. Kumar Ekaratne.