OMLANKA

Latest Headlines

 

Murder of TNA Parliamentarian Pararasasingam; Pillayan indicted

Pillayan-860-10

Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has been indicted in the High Court of Batticaloa, for the murder of Joseph Pararajasinghem, TNA member of Parliament for Batticaloa District. The murder was committed on or about Dec. 5, 2005. There are seven accused in the indictment. Pillayan is the seventh. The trial has been fixed for Nov. 6, 7 and 17.

This was informed by the Attorney General in the Supreme Court when Pillaiyan’s Fundamental Rights Petition seeking a declaration directing the respondents not to object to the petitioner being enlarged on bail came up for hearing.

Senior State Counsel Sudharshana de Silva appeared for the Attorney General.

Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena, PC, who appeared for Pillayan told the court that his client had been in remand custody for 746 days. The petitioner has complained of arbitrary treatment and illegal detention by the CID and the police.

The Supreme Court said the fundamental rights petition might be called again on March 20, 2018 after the High Court deals with the trial.

The bench comprised Justice Sisira De Abrew, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda.

nanthi-travels-ad-300-06

Thiruvalluvar statue unveiled in Vavuniya

The statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar was unveiled in the premises of the Roman Catholic Mixed School in Vavuniya recently. Principal Navaratnam presided. Zonal Director...
Read more

Sampanthan declares open Kottiyapurapattu ITAK branch

Tamil National Alliance Leader, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan declared open the Kottiarapattu branch of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi in Navalady Junction in Muthur East...
Read more

Saravanapavan declares open Sri Murugan Pre-school in Araly

Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan declared open the Pre-school of the Araly Sri Murugan Community Centre recently. He was also the Chief Guest at...
Read more

Late Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary in Jaffna

A simple ceremony was held at the Indian Corner in the Jaffna Public Library recently to mark the birth anniversary of late Abdul Kalam, former...
Read more

Vanakkam23

© 2018 OMLANKA. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.