Jun 14, 2017
The murder case of Pungudutivu, Jaffna schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vidya was taken up by a three-member trial-at-bar on the 12th and will again be heard on the 28, 29 and 30. High court judges Balendran Sasi Mahendran (Vavuniya), M. Ilancheliyan (Jaffna) and Annalingam Premshankar (Trincomalee) are taking up the case.
This is the first time a three-member high court panel is hearing a court outside Colombo. There is suspicion that the aim of this is to save two suspects in the case Prof. Thamilmaran and senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe. An attempt, recently made to save them through the CID and the attorney general’s department, is still continuing. The two are accused of aiding and abetting a crime and harbouring the criminals.