Sivaram murder trial before Sinhala speaking Jury

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 16:38 GMT]
The Colombo High Court Tuesday fixed the inquiry into the murder of political analyst and a senior editor of TamilNet, Sivaram Dharmeratnam, before a Sinhalese speaking Jury. Judge W.A.D.Ratnayake allowed the application made by the sole suspect, an alleged member of an ex-militant turned paramilitary, that he should be tried before a Sinhala speaking jury, legal sources said.

The Attorney General has indicted Armugam Sriskandarajah alias Peter for committing the murder of Mr. Sivaram on 28th April 2005 in Colombo.

Armed persons in Colombo had abducted Mr.Sivaram and next day morning his body was found dumped along Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Road close to Parliamentary Complex with gunshot injuries.

The High Court Judge has fixed the inquiry for May 14.

Thirty five witnesses are listed to give evidence in Sivaram murder trial.


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