General Ratwatte to be indicted in HC

[TamilNet, Friday, 12 July 2002, 12:57 GMT]
The Attorney General has decided to indict all the eleven suspects including the former Deputy Defense Minister General Anurudha Ratwatte and his two sons Lohan and Chanuka in the Kandy High Court on seventy two counts in the Udathalawinne massacre case. The charges include conspiracy to commit murder, aiding and abetting murder and murder. In this incident ten Muslim youths were killed on the parliamentary elections day-December, 2001 at Udathalawinne in the Kandy district.

The State Counsel Mr. Achala Vengapuli submitted this to the Teldeniya Magistrate Friday morning when ten suspects in the Udathalawinne massacre case were produced in court under heavy security. General Ratwatte has already been enlarged on bail

The State Counsel further brought to the notice of the court that the Attorney General has made an application to the authorities concerned that this case should be heard before a three-member bench of the High Court without a Jury.

The Teldeniya Magistrate Ms Inoka Ranasinghe put off the case for July 24 and ordered further remand for ten suspects till that date.

 

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