3 December, 2020

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CID Files Case Against Raviraj Killers

The CID today filed charges in courts against six people, including three navy personnel and three former LTTE cadres of the Karuna faction over the murder of the late Jaffna district MP Nadaraja Raviraj.

Raviraj

Raviraj

The CID told courts that the Attorney General has instructed to initiate a non-summary inquiry in respect of the six accused.

The non-summary inquiry will proceed in the absence of two suspects namely Sivakanthan alias Charan and P. Suresh who are said to have fled the country. An arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of the duo.

Raviraj was shot dead near his Colombo residence at Narahenpita in 2006 by unknown gunmen.

Following investigations the CID had been able to find the vehicle and the firearm used in the killing of Raviraj.

Meanwhile the CID has unearthed evidence that former Eastern Province Chief Minister Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan too is linked to the murder of Raviraj.

Charan, one of the six accused in the murder of Raviraj according to CID is a close ally of Pilleyan.

Pilleyan is said to have given the weapon to Charan, which was used in the Raviraj killing.

The CID has now sought assistance from Swiss authorities to arrest Charan who is said to be hiding in Switzerland.

Currently Pilleyan is under detention for questioning over the assassination of another former MP Joseph Pararajasingham.

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    who is this Raviraaj. {edited out]

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      Hi SF, ANNEE you don’t know Raviraj???? Ha Ha. You must only be knowing Cameron , Tony Blair etc etc. What to do??? He may not have a white skin. I will tell you who is Raviraj.He was a Sri Lankan MP who was gunned down one morning in Borella. Police after the new Government came into power has re investigated and filed charges against these people. Hope now you are enlihtened of SL politicians. Hope SL police tell us why thsee people killed him.

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        Hon Marapana said today Avant-Garde raid similar to millennium city affair. Ha ha ha, most of pre election fairy tales are the same like that Inducing the above subject, CID accepted the fact that no evidence to prove the case.
        Yahapalanya should stop propaganda, rhetoric and get on with the job. I mean increase the tax from mobile phone bills to car import tax and start feeding all suckers in Parliament from both sides and be merry.
        Did someone said Ven Sobitha was flown to Singapore on special plan? Sirisena will be in FCID after next election for this? Way to go.

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      Ignorant people like you will never know him.He is beyond your intellect and capacity. So keep out of this discussion

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      Hi Sarath Fonseka, ask a simple question and you get a torrent of abuse. Sad state of affairs.

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        Paul

        “Sad state of affairs.”

        Business is as usual then, may be more of the same. I am glad the political hasn’t changed that the islanders are keenly maintaining stability, consistency, stupidity, ….

        We do not want any radical changes to how we govern this island.

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          Very true Veddah. Any change for the better would be a shock to the system and the island would fall apart.

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      SF, You surely must be having some blood relationship with GOTA the Murderer.

      He also asked exactly as you asked, WHO IS LASANTHA ? from the BBC Hard Talk Steven Sacker.

      Birds of the same feather…ah.

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      If u use u r dick as u r brain, sorry u wont under stand. Worse if u r sinhala Buddhist u r dump brain never under stand any thing in this world…sorry.

    • 3
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      sorry say that some body has given you the name SF.
      It should be M xxxx F xxxxx.

      earlier I thought that illegitimate son of M R.

  • 18
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    Almost 10 Years since this foul murder of an MP who had appeared on Sirasa Programmes,spoke reasonably good Sinhalese and for all purposes and intents a decent man.

    Who gave the orders to kill him is reflected in the people taken into custody.
    Will this person/persons be ever taken into custody?
    Anyway,better late than never!

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      Plato,

      “Almost 10 Years since this foul murder of an MP who had appeared on Sirasa Programmes,spoke reasonably good Sinhalese and for all purposes and intents a decent man.”

      He was maybe the last Jaffna Tamil politician with any talent. That is the reason he was killed. Nobody will bother to kill the others.

  • 26
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    These guys did not have a reason to kill him and most probably they dint even know him. These fools just took orders without questioning and now the state is charging the foot soldiers while the masterminds are free.
    This is a joke.

  • 27
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    Oh! what an affable man he was? Imagine the scum among the Tamils joining hands with the Scum among the Sinhalese being behind these murders. What great ‘Ranawiruwas’ are these? These scum was getting ready killing the moderate Sinhalese and the Moderate Tamils to have their own playing field. I hear that MR had a daughter. As an infant MR had been carrying and playing with her, when his sarong came down and in trying to hold on to the sarong, the baby slipped off the hands and fell leading to her death. What a Lucky father this SOB has been? A real Curse to the Nation.

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      before that he had a woman killed for getting pregnant.Karma is a bitch.

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        Shankar,

        And the body was disposed by putting it in to a Lime kiln, to leave no trace.

  • 15
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    CID has done a fine job fast, with courage and with independence. Let Pillaiyan’s other stains too be identified and investigated. There will be leads to Karuna.

    The murder must be avenged.

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      This is BS. The CID has done a half hearted job. In 2006 the CID knows no one can even walk 100 yards in Borella without being watched by military or police.
      This wad will planed most probably by military intelligence as the ex militia was working for them including Karuna and Pilliyan.
      What CID is doing is looking for one or two sacrificial lambs while not going deep enough to identify the person who authorized it and the ones that planned. It does not matter who pulled the trigger.

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        “What CID is doing is looking for one or two sacrificial lambs”

        It has to be a Tamil goat. Wimal JVP is doing politics in Colombo, All the JVPS are patriotics like Dhayan. Kumar Gunaratnam from Australia arrested. PTA will jump on you only if you are a Tamil! You can be government Party Minister, Government party vice president, Government party appointee to Central Bank governorship or you could be a even be homeless beggar; PTA is the answer!

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    This is almost like catching and blaming the arrow rather than the archer! Anyway some progress!
    Hopefully Pillayan will come out with some more truth!
    Sengodan. M

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    Interesting.

    The CID is quick to name th three Karuna faction Tamils – but keeps tight-lipped about identifying the three naval personnel.

    It is reasonble to assume they are non-Tamils – wonder if CID could be less partial.

    Seems to me that impartiality may be an excellent first step for efforts towards reconciliation, if that is indeed a sincere aspiration of the leadership of “good governance”!

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      Kumar R.

      please read the below paragraph.

      “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. – See more at: http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=local/6-accused-charge-sheeted#sthash.Qcogb8yO.dpuf

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        Thank you Srilal – truly appreciated. Also, am glad that my fear is then possbly unsubstantiated, and hope such impartiality becomes the norm.

        Incidentally, who knew The Daily News could be more liberated than either CT or the guy who sent the above artile to CT, sans the Sinhala names?!

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          Kumar R.,

          My pleasure!

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      Kumar R.

      Do you know who kidnapped Mathivathani when she was on hunger strike at the Jaffna Uni and took her illegally by boat off Palk Straight for her forced marriage to Pirabakaran in Tamil Nadu?

      Any war crimes inquiry must go into this sordid crime.

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        [Edited out]

  • 1
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    Sampanthan (opposition leader) should be questioned about raviraj’s killing

  • 10
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    The evil Brain behind this murder must be brought to book.

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    Yes, the CID did a good job following 3 UNHRC resolutions and promises of good governance.

    There are many more killings from all communities still unaccounted for. The people behind these murders also protected them by guaranteeing impunity. They must also be investigated until the truth is found out.

  • 8
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    Let pray the almighty Buddha that Pillaiyan case may not become another Kuttimani case. Like JR, Ranil Mahata too has an urgent need to isolate Pillayan and wipe him out. That is the only way Ranil Mahata can keep his promise he made to Old King during the Jan 8th coup at Temple Tree house. Karuna will follow suit.

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    I remember very well MR referring to Raviraj has his friend. MR’s brother Gota gives the order to kill MR’s friend. Then they both look the other way and proclaim innocence. What a family????

    My question to Gota.

    1. You called your armed forces the most professional fighting force in the world. Is this what you used them for??

    2.If you could have killed one innocent Tamil (Raviraj) and one innocent Sinhalese (Eknaligoda) using your so called “professional” fighting force could it not have been possible you killed 40,000 thousand others??

    I might never get an answer from Gota but let me tell you that you made a mockery of the Armed Forces for your sadistic pleasure under the guise of a nationalistic cause. You are a disgrace not only to Sri Lankans but to the Sinhala race.

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      I guess the CID has been heavily bribed by the High-ups who know their own guilt, and this is a possibility when one is aware of the SL Police track-record. The CID is really
      busy and quick with Investigations – the Files (with many shortfalls, e.g Avant Garde) awaiting AGs attention.

      Sajin Vass will confess how he gained MSD protection via the very Police who were
      investigating him, with his finanacial standing which is not within the scope of
      others.

    • 4
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      There were a few more friends of the Rajapaksa family. Remember Lasantha Manilal Wickrematunge and Mohammed Wasim Thajudeen? There would have been some more!

  • 14
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    Pot Shot, just to add on to your points.

    Wait and see that the whole investigation will come to a grinding halt, when the dagger is pointed directly at MARA.GORA or any of their siblings.

    There is state patronage for these criminals, even by MY3/RANIL YAHAPALANAYA.

    Otherwise how can the Thajudeen Murder, which was re-kindled with big fanfare during the height of election has become so irrelevant now and no one even talks about it. This is one classic example of what is in store for all high profile murders and state plundering by the MARA Regime.

    Sadly, we will have to live with it, unless otherwise there is revolutionary change in the minds of our current rulers, which is like extracting water from the rock.

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      Anasar, I agree with you a 100%.

      I still welcome the change in Gov BUT I am disappointed in the way MY3 and Ranil are handling affairs.

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    I wonder why low level goons like Pillayan, Karuna and ilk are getting charged, going to jail and all that wonderful stuff, but the government has not laid a finger on the Gota, MR, Basil and all other puppet masters? So many allegations against them and none have been investigated? Eusense and Dr. Sumanasekeram are probably leading the investigation alongside Black and Decker, Jim Shitty, Fathima Fukushima, and few other clowns.

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      We should understand the fact that there is no difference between Sinhala leadership. Whether it is JRJ or SWRD or MR or RW are representatives of Buddhist Sinhala. Time and Time again they used Tamils to divide Tamils unity and Muslims to divide Muslims unity and once they achieved their goal they eliminate them. Unfortunately, We Tamils and Muslims do not understand the real motive of the Buddhist Sinhala agenda.
      Now we are happy that Pilliaiyan, Karuna & Douglas will be punished but we don’t realise that it is only happening after they destroyed Tamils back bone. This is how Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism operates.

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    The death sentence should be implemented for these guys found guilty of his murder.Having them in jail is not good for the country.Also when they know they are going to die they will spill the beans as to who gave the orders.

    How to live in a country when you can’t even drive to work.

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    Don’t worry folks the current regime has Wijeydasa Rajapakse and Tilak Marapana are guardians of law and justice matters. By birth they have high ethics. They will make sure justice is done through the local independent judiciary. There will not be any punishment transfer for the judges or magistrates who will be involved with above cases.

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      thompson and thompson.

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