Friday, May 8, 2009

Seven million rupees given to assassinate Major General Janaka Perera

May 07, Colombo: The LTTE has given more than seven million rupees to assassinate Major General Janaka Perera, the main suspect of the suicide attack revealed today.

When the case was taken up at the Anuradhapura Court today, the main suspect of the case said that he had received a sum equal to Rs.3.324 million from LTTE.

It was also mentioned at the Courts that all the suspects had received a total of more than seven million rupees through their accounts, from the LTTE.

The Chief Magistrate of Anuradhapura, Ruchira Weliwatte ordered all the six suspects who had been held for a long time by the Criminal Investigation Department for plotting to kill the Chief Ministerial Candidate from the United National Party for the North Central Provincial Council and 30 others to be remanded till May 18.

The suspects had been produced before the court for the first time.

Major General Janaka Perera, his wife and 27 others were killed by a suspected suicide bomb blast on October 6, 2008 at the United National Party office in Anuradhapura. The bombing injured over 90 people.

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