Tamil Diplomat

Raiviraj murder; CID files case

CID filed a case in the Colombo Additional Magistrate Court yesterday charging six persons for the murder of TNA former MP Nadaraja Raviraj on October 10 November, 2006.

Three ex navy perdons, two former LTTE cadres of Karuna faction and a police officer are among the six accused in the case.

Filing the charge sheets before Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando, the CID informed that the Attorney General had given instructions to conduct a non-summary inquiry in respect of the six accused – Palana Sami Suresh, Hettiarachchilage Prasath Chandana Kumara, Gamini Seneviratne, Pradeep Chaminda, Sivakanthan Vivekanandan alias Charan and Fabian Royston Tusen.

However, the CID said the five suspects arrested in connection with the incident would be released from the case by the

Attorney General in the future due to insufficient evidence against them.

Meanwhile, Court permitted the CID to proceed with the non-summary inquiry in the absence of Sivakanthan Vivekanandan alias Charan and Palana Sami Suresh who are believed to have left the country and an arrest warrant was issued for their arrests.

The CID submitted that in the course of investigations, they questioned and recorded statements from 60 persons to ascertain the culprits’ identity.

The CID further informed that they even sought Scotland Yard assistance.