Murder case of Janaka Perera referred to A’pura Special High Court

Murder case of Janaka Perera referred to A’pura Special High Court

September 7, 2015   05:04 pm


Following a directive from the Chief Justice, court hearing of the case, in which an ex-LTTE carder is accused of killing 31 people including Major General Janaka Perera in 2008, will be heard at the Anuradhapura Special High Court from the next hearing.

The directive has been issued since all the cases related to terror activities have been referred to the Anuradhapura Special High Court from the Anuradhapura High Court, Ada Derana reporter said.

An ex-LTTE carder who pleaded guilty in this case was sentenced to 20-year rigorous imprisonment by the Anuradhapura High Court earlier. He was the first accused of the case.

Hameer Umar, the second accused, who pleaded not guilty of the charges, has been further remanded.

At least 29 people, including Major General Perera and his wife, were killed in a blast while over 90 others were wounded, on 2008, October 06. Perera was feared as a military officer by the Tamil militant group as he had thwarted many rebel attacks on government troops during the over three-decade civil war.

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