President pardons man who attempted to assassinate him

8 January 2016 12:25 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena met the former LTTE cadre, convicted on charges of attempting to assassinate him in 2006 and granted the convict a presidential pardon during the national celebration at the BMICH to mark the President’s first year in office.

Convict Sivaraja Jenivan alias Senan, walked up to the President during the celebrations to accept the presidential pardon.

Jenivan was arrested in 2006, while on his way to assassinate President Sirisena, who was the then Minister of Mahaweli Development.

The convict was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the Polonnaruwa High Court on July 3, 2015.

  Comments - 6

  • Mm Friday, 08 January 2016 06:04 PM


    Bala Friday, 08 January 2016 06:21 PM

    Reconciliation - forgive. Circumstances now changed.

    Cobra Saturday, 09 January 2016 07:22 AM

    A noble thing to do and we know what Wimal and the clan would say about it!

    Sunil Friday, 08 January 2016 08:07 PM

    Where is our ranaviru, who put on dead sentence. Why only Tamil??.

    IRA Saturday, 09 January 2016 05:27 PM

    A good act. He can forgive assassins, but not political rivals.

    Sanga Saturday, 09 January 2016 09:37 AM

    This is really good move by president to start the real reconciliation process in the country.

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