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* Sri Lanka Marxist party rejects accusation of killing TV presenter 25 years ago
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 10:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 01, Colombo: General Secretary Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Tilvin Silva today rejected the allegations against the party over killing of popular TV presenter and songwriter Premakeerthi de Alwis.

Referring to the reports that the wife of late Mr. Alwis, Nirmala de Alwis had urged the President yesterday to investigate the killing again, the JVP Secretary said the individuals who say that they love Premakeerthi so much can probe his wife's complaint.

She had reportedly alluded that the killers of her husband are now in the protection of the present government.

On the 25th death anniversary of the artist yesterday, Sri Lankan President declared open the Premakeerthi de Alwis Road in the part of the Bauddhalaoka Road from Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

An exhibition, held parallel to the Premakeerthi de Alwis memorial event, displayed the brutal acts committed by the JVP during their uprising in the 80's, depicted the party as the perpetrators of the abhorred killing 25 years ago.

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