Hearing in Sivaram assassination case put off for April 25

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 January 2012, 18:44 GMT]
The Colombo High Court on Thursday put off further hearing in the assassination case of TamilNet senior editor Dharmeratnam Sivaram (Taraki) for April 25, 2012. SL State Counsel appearing for the prosecution requested the court to postpone further hearing as he found difficult to proceed with the case in the ‘absence of vital witnesses’. The Sri Lankan high court has postponed the case also on earlier occasions citing the same excuse.

Mr. Sivaram was abducted and killed in April 2005 and his body was later found in the high security zone behind the Sri Lankan parliament in Colombo.

High Court Judge P.Surasena directed the prosecution to produce all the six witnesses in court at the next date of hearing, legal sources said.


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