The Colombo High Court yesterday served an indictment to former Tamil National Organization MP M. K. Sivajilingam who was allegedly organizing the “Thileepan” commemoration of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in violation of the Constitution.
Following serving the indictments, the accused was ordered to be release on two sureties of Rs.1 million by the Colombo High Court. The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendige. The case was filed by the Attorney General on February 24, 2022 against the accused, alleging that a punishable offense under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) had been committed by organizing the 33rd memorial ceremony of LTTE member Rasaiya Parthiyan alias “Thileepan” at Gokula Road in Kondavil area of Jaffna on September 15, 2020. According to Article 44 (2) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka, this case has been filed under the charge of violating the constitution and committing a punishable offence under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
At a previous occasion, the Colombo High Court has issued a summons to the accused and since he did not appear in the court according to the said summons, warrants have been issued to the accused.
The accused who had obtained the warrant appeared before Court through a group of attorneys including President’s Counsel Rienzie Arsakularatne. Considering the facts presented to Court that the accused had gone for treatment in India during the period of issuing the warrants, the warrant was ordered to withdraw by the Colombo High Court. As the production of the case, banners, candles, bananas stems, the case report of the Jaffna Court have been included and the names of two Kopay Police officers have been included as witnesses.
pre-trial-conference of the case has to commence on October 20 and the notice was issued by the Colombo High Court to Kopay Police OIC to appear before the Court on that day.