First case to be taken up by a 3-member panel outside Colombo* First case to be taken up by a 3-member panel outside Colombo*
Jun 13, 2017

Court to hear from June 28 Vidya rape & murder case Featured

The Jaffna high court will begin hearing on June 28 the case pertaining to the gang-rape and murder of Sivaloganathan Vidya, a 17-year-old schoolgirl from Pungudutivu, two years ago.

This will be the first case to be taken up by a three-member panel outside Colombo, said a senior official at the Ministry of Justice.

The CID has arrested 11 suspects over the crime, committed on 13 May 2015.


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President’s promise in the face of protests…

Protests were staged both in the north and the south against the incident, after which president Maithripala Sirisena promised an impartial investigation and court hearing.

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