Trishaw used in Raviraj killing found

Published : 10:27 am  June 7, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 


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By T. Farook Thajudeen
The CID yesterday informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando that they had recovered the trishaw allegedly used in the killing of TNA Jaffna District MP Nadaraja Raviraj and sought the Magistrate’s approval to take the trishaw into CID custody.

The Magistrate granted this request and fixed further inquiries for June 19.

The CID also told Court that it was continuing with the investigations into the case and the productions recovered including the blood samples and the weapons were being examined for  identification.

The CID alleged that the weapons recovered were  found to have been used by the security forces.

Four Navy officers including Munasinghe Arachchige Nilantha Sampath Munasinghe alias Navy Sampath were reportedly involved in the killing of Mr.  Raviraj.

Parliamentarian Raviraj was shot dead near his residence at Manning Town in Narahenpita when the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado bearing No: WP KE 1279 was being driven by Mr. Raviraj along Martha Road. The assailant who is said to have travelled on the pillion of motorcycle with the number: JE 3507 had come from the opposite direction had shot Mr. Raviraj killing him on the spot.
Senior Counsel K.V. Thavarasha is watching the interests of the aggrieved family of the late Mr. Raviraj.