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* Ex- LTTE cadre pleads guilty for assassination of former Sri Lankan Major General
Fri, Aug 22, 2014, 09:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 22, Colombo: A former Tamil Tiger terrorist accused of assassinating the former Sri Lanka Army senior official Major General Janaka Perera and 28 others in a suicide bomb attack in 2008 in Anuradhapura pleaded guilty today.

The second accused of the case, Shammuganathan Sudaharan pleaded guilty for the killings before the North Central Province High Court judge Sunanda Kumara Rathnayaka and the judge accepted his guilty plea.

The accused Sudaharan is a former colonel of Tamil Tiger terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

He was further remanded and the sentencing was postponed to September 05.

His counsel A.K. Chandrakanthan requested the judge to transfer his client from the Anuradhapura Prison to another person due to threats to his client's life. The Judge directed the Prison Superintendent to transfer the accused to Welikada Prison.

Major General Janaka Perera was killed October 06 2008 by a LTTE suicide bomber.

Major General Janaka Perera, who became an opposition United National Party politician, and 27 others including his wife were killed on 06 October 2008 when a suicide bomber blew himself at the UNP office in Anuradhapura.

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