Tamil Diplomat

3 navy personnel arrested over Raviraj killing

Three persons have been arrested over the murder of  TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj.

Nadarajah Raviraj, 44, was gunned down in his car along with his police guard as he left his residence here in November 2006.

Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera speaking to media  said that one of the arrested is a member of the Sri Lanka Navy.

He went on to say that the two other suspects are former Sri Lanka Navy personnel. The Police Media Spokesperson said that the suspects are being interrogated based on detention orders.

The murder which happened at the height of the government’s military crackdown on the LTTE had became a major human rights accountability issue for the earlier Mahinda Rajapaksa administration.