The court was taking up a revised petition filed by Raviraj’s widow, Shashikala.
The Colombo high court on December 24, on a decision by a seven-member Sinhala jury, cleared the accused of the charges.
Against the law
Seeking an annulment of
HC ruling and a retrial
In her petition, Shashikala seeks a retrial without a jury, claiming the case had been filed under the prevention of terrorism act and it was against the law to hear it with a jury.
Accused Navy men are missing
The 3 accused Navy men
are evading courts
On March 28, the CA ordered the CID director to report the whereabouts of the accused, Hettiarachchi, Gamini Hettiarachchi and Pradeep Chaminda as they were evading courts.
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