Murder of Jeyaraj Fernandopulle: Suspects acquitted!
Two suspects remanded in connection with the assassination of a group of people including former Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle have been acquitted today (01) as per the order of the Gampaha High Court.
The two, ex LTTE militant Selvarajah Kirubakaran and former Assistant Police Superintendent Senarath Lakshman Cooray, accordingly, have been acquitted of all charges.
16 persons including Mr. Fernandopulle were killed and 84 injured in a suicide bomb attack near Weliveriya Kanthi Stadium on the morning of April 06, 2008.
The Attorney General lodged the case in the Gampaha High Court under 31 charges including murder of 16 persons, attempted murder 84 persons and plotting for murder.