Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan Court rejects request to summon former Army Major General Shavendra Silva
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 06:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 31, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Thursday rejected a request to summon a top ranking Army officer and a former diplomat in connection with the disappearance of a former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader.

Mullaitivu Magistrate M. Samsudeen yesterday rejected a request to summon former Major General Shavendra Silva before the Court in connection with the disappearance of a senior LTTE leader Sinnathurai Sasitharan alias Elialan during the war.

The request has been made by Elialan's wife Ananthi Sasitharan, a councilor of Tamil National Alliance in Northern Provincial Council during a Habeas Corpus court hearing claiming that 12 individuals including Elialan had gone missing after they surrendered to the security forces.

The former Trincomalee commander of the LTTE "Major Elialan" was reported as missing after he surrendered to the Sri Lankan military at the end of the war in May 2009.

Submitting evidence at the Court, Major General of Regiment 58 Kalinga Gunawardena however, stated that he was not aware of such a surrender and it was Major General Silva who was the head of the regiment during that period.

The Magistrate has rejected the request made by Mrs. Sashitharan due to objections raised, Daily Mirror reported.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Defense Staff Chief's accusation of inspector Nishantha Silva is 'malicious', CID informs IGP
-- [40 minutes ago]
Fishermen of the collided fishing boat rescued, will be brought ashore tonight
-- [1 hour and 43 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka is on the brink of an economic collapse, former Finance Minister warns
-- [3 hours ago]
Australia warns Sri Lankans not to be fooled by rumors of possibility to migrate illegally by boat
-- [3 hours ago]
Moody's downgrades Sri Lanka's ratings to B2 as political crisis exacerbates refinancing risk
-- [4 hours ago]
Police Chief cancels controversial transfer of senior police inspector
Sri Lanka participates in Nordic Organic Food Fair 2018
Sri Lankan President praises party leaders for peaceful proceedings in parliament
Transparency International Sri Lanka calls for legal action against the unruly MPs
Sri Lankan President apologizes for the tear gas attack on protesting Bodu Bala Sena monks

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.