Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's Marxist party calls on government to dissolve parliament April 23rd
-- [0 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President pledges to resolve issues of every community equally
-- [31 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket sends Seekkuge Prasanna to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President begins visit to North and East
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government tables National Drug Policy in parliament
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tamil party plans to discuss power devolution with Indian PM
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Bribery Commission records statement from MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena
-- [9 hours ago]
Tax proposals in the interim budget raise regulatory risks for Sri Lanka telecom companies - Fitch
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President inquires into the problems at National Gems and Jewellery Authority
Police question Sri Lanka Navy personnel on disappearances

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.