Court orders final police report on Sivaram murder

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 10:48 GMT]
Ms Champa Janaki Rajaratne, Kaduwela Magistrate Tuesday directed the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) of the Sri Lanka Police to submit full report on the investigation held into the murder of popular Journalist and senior editor at TamilNet, Mr Dharmaretnam Sivaram, with out any excuse on the next date, October 25. The only suspect Mr. Sriskandarajah arrested in connection with the murder was not brought to courts Tuesday when the case was taken for further inquiry, legal sources said.

The Magistrate further directed the Secretary General of the Sri Lanka's parliament Ms Priyani Wijesekara to submit a report on the ownership of the vehicle, which according to police investigation belonged to a former parliamentarian and PLOTE leader Mr.Dharmalingam Siddarthan.

The court on an earlier date ordered the release of the vehicle to Mr.Siddarthan.

However Mr.Siddarthan had so far not collected the vehicle from the custody of the court because of the ownership issue, court was told.

According to police investigation, the vehicle had been used for committing the offence, legal sources said.

Mr.Sivaram was abducted from a restaurant on April 28 this year and his body was found next day early morning close to the parliament complex.

Mr.Sivaram had been gagged and shot in the head, according to investigation conducted by the Police.


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