Tamil Diplomat

TPP acquitted after 9 years in Prison

Sivarasa Jenivan who was arrested in 2006 and cases were continuing from 2009, was yesterday acquitted by the Jaffna High Court judge, M.Ilancheliyan, following the prosecution withdrawing the charges against him on instructions from Attorney General.

The Defense Council also pointed out that the Intelligence officer who is the only witness had not attended court continuously, and the Attorney General is using this as a ruse to postpone the case. The said TPP was on a 8-fasting protest on delaying his case.

Although he was released in this case he had been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in another case in Pollonnaruwa court, he was taken back to prison.