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Sinhala-speaking jury for Sivaram murder suspect

(Srilankamirror) – The suspect in the murder of Tamilnet editor Dharmaratnam Sivaram has sought a Sinhala-speaking jury for his hearing.

Arumugam Skandaraja alias Peter, the armed wing leader of PLOTE, stands accused of abducting and killing Sivaram between January and April 2005.

At a hearing yesterday (Dec. 06), he made the request to the Colombo high court.

Judge Padman Surasena considered the request and ordered that the case be heard before a Sinhala-speaking jury

SLM

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