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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

Padaviya Magistrate Court acquits Balendran Jeyakumari

Colombo, 03 April, (

Balendran Jeyakumar (57),who had been in the vanguard of demonstrations conducted for involuntarily disappeared along with two other suspects were released by the Magistrate’s Court of Padaviya today Wednesday (03.04.2018).

Attorneys-at-law V.S. Niranchan and Ajith Dissanayake have been appearing on behalf of Ms. Jeyakumari and the other suspects since September 2015.

Suspect Jeyakumari was arrested by TID and army and police officers on 14.03.2014 from her residence at Killinochchi. Her only daughter Vibooshika (14 years of age) too was arrested with her but was later released on 17.01.2014 in the Magistrate Court of Killinochchi.

After prolonged detention by TID, Jeyakumary was produced in Court and was enlarged on bail on 10.03.2015 by Magistrate Court of Colombo. Her case in Magistrate Court of Colombo is still pending.

The case was in regard to a mine-detector which had been stolen from the premises of Weli Oya Army Camp with which the CID tried attempt to implicate Jeyakumari, according to legal sources.

- Asian Tribune -

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