Six charged for murder of Tamil lawmaker in 2006
November 03 2015 11:39 PM
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Colombo police yesterday filed charge-sheets against six people accused of murdering Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj in 2006.
Police had arrested three former navy personnel, including two officers, in connection with the lawmaker’s murder. The other suspect included two members of the LTTE and a police officer.
The parliamentarian was shot dead by gunmen riding a motorbike in Colombo on November 10, 2006. His bodyguard, constable Lakshman Lokuwella, was also killed in the shooting.
Police have informed the court that five other suspects arrested in connection with the murder could be released and were awaiting for attorney general’s instructions.
A pro-Tamil Tiger politician, Nadarajah Raviraj was shot by unidentified gunmen soon after he left his house in Colombo for work.
A former mayor of Jaffna, Raviraj represented the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) coalition from northern Jaffna district in parliament.

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