Court issues production warrant against Prabhakaran

Court issues production warrant against Prabhakaran The Colombo High Court issued production warrants against LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran and the outfit's intelligence chief Pottu Amman in former Sri Lankan Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar assassination case. "The Colombo High Court has reissued production warrants through Inspector General of Police Victor Perera for the arrest of Prabhakaran and others," an official said. Earlier this month, Prabhakaran and five others were indicted by the Colombo High Court in connection with the killing of Kadirgamar. Kadirgamar, a Tamil Minister, was assassinated in a sniper attack at his residence in Colombo as he was entering his premises after a swim on 12th August 2005. The Attorney General had filed the case against Velupillai Prabhakaran, Pottu Amman alias Shiva Shankar, Charles alias Charlis Master, Komadee Manimekala alias Madee, Muttaiyah Sahadevan and Isithor Arokyanathan alias Babu for conspiring with another LTTE member Vinothan to assassinate Kadirgamar and committing the murder. Charles was killed by Sri Lankan Security forces recently. According to the charges, they had conspired at Killinochchi, a rebel-dominated area, and at Colombo between 1st January 2005 and 12th August 2005. The Colombo High Court has already issued an arrest warrant against Prabhakaran after he was convicted for the Central Bank truck bombing in Colombo in 1996 that killed 91 people. The court had sentenced the LTTE chief to 200 years rigorous imprisonment in 2002 after it found him guilty on 51 counts. The late High Court Judge Sarath Ambepitiya convicted Prabhakaran in absentia for planning the Central Bank bombing that also wounded 300 people.
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