The Colombo High Court today granted permission which allows the assassination trial of former TNNA MP Nadaraja Raviraj to be tried before a special jury.
Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyatilaka gave permission for a special jury, after taking into consideration the provisions vested in the Criminal Procedure Code and the request made by the prosecution. The accused in the murder case includes Sami Suresh, Prasad Chandana Kumara, Gamini Seneviratne, Pradeep Chaminda, Sivakanthan Vivekanandan and Fabian Royston.
The six suspects have been indicted by the Attorney General. Raviraj a frontline MP of the TNA was shot dead in Narahenpita in 2006.