Former LTTE leader Paduman acquitted

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LTTE’s former Trincomalee leader who was indicted on charges of having attacked army camps, assaulting soldiers and killing them was acquitted by the Trincomalee High Court Judge R.Amal Ranaraja.

Siva Subramaniam Varadanadan alias Paduman, whois a resident of College Road in Trincomalee was accused of carrying out the attacks and killings during July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001. He had functions as the LTTE leader of Palampatar was indicted by the attorney general under the 1979 Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The judge in acquitting the accused said the confession made by the accused was full of contradictions and as such decided to acquit him in the case heard in the Trincomalee Courts for two years. The complaint had been lodged by the TID and state counsel Sugandhi Kandasamy appeared for the prosecution. (Amadoru Amarajeewa)
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  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:46 AM

    Wrong verdict. Murderers should be punished. This man should have been hanged.

    Duminda N Jayatileke Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:02 AM

    LTTE are recognised around the world as freedom fighters, so there is nothing you can do about it.

    Neloufer Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:43 PM

    Really? So if freedom fighters are suicide bombers, who are they? And if they ethnically cleanse villages, are they killing for pleasure or for power or both? Very good news indeed that former Tigers are released scot free. Is this reconciliation? Must be!

    sach Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:05 AM

    so u mean only prabha is responsible?

    Rajitha Wijayaratne Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:55 PM

    The judge aquited him becuase his confession was full of contradictions?

    Dee Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:12 AM

    too bad prabha missed his chance, might have been a top man today.

    Sam Wednesday, 18 September 2013 01:42 PM

    When the accused confesses with contradictions they are acquitted ... this will be a good precedent ... when you are charged confess with contradictions, you can go free.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 18 September 2013 01:50 PM

    Then what about the LTTE member who masterminded the bomb attack on the Temple of trees?

    raj Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:22 AM

    He has been sentenced to be the Vice President of SLFP

    Labby Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:38 AM

    Behold the newest member of the UPFA !!

    Nimal Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:40 AM

    Sri Lanka, Land of Lawlessness and Disorder.

    hkss Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:48 AM

    This is nothing...when compared to the the way in which Super tigers such as KP, PILLYAN and Karuna are being treated by this Patriotic Govt !! KIYALA WEDAK NE !!!

    dayasoma Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:51 AM

    This Govt. is surviving on high jumpers and ex terrorits.nnmg4

    Fawzan Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:37 PM

    Area leaders are released. General public are kept behind the bar with out any trial. REAL BANANA REPUBLIC.

    Jane De Seram Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:04 AM

    Sicilian mafias are running the govt not Judges juries

    Concerned Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:56 PM

    Is he joining the government?

    Thomas Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:27 AM

    NOW HE WILL BE OFFERED MEMBERSHIP of Ruling party

    orange Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:36 AM

    The article reads as "was accused of carrying out the attacks and killings during July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001.He had functions as the LTTE leader of Palampatar". What a surprise ruling. Doing such & much harm, as well knowing that a terrorist leader he is acquitted by AG. If it is so, no need of judges or magistrates AG can do away as needed.

    Exorcist Wednesday, 18 September 2013 06:02 PM

    Released to serve the nothern PC elections??

    perera Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:04 PM

    you a freedom fighter too or a disguised pathetic terrorist

    The God Father Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:47 AM

    Good strategy by the Government as a Donkey can be used for so many different purposes , he was an order taker anyway.

    Bala Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:12 PM

    He is going for elections on SLFP ticket

    CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:59 AM

    We are not surprising the sudden change of the government. But, people cant fool all the time.

    Namal Perera Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:06 PM

    The Judge will rewarded for releasing a future UPFA candidate. God save former democratic Sri Lanka.

    tony Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:10 AM

    IS THE VERDICT QUESTIONABLE???? IT WAS THE ACCUSED WHO CONTRADICTED HIS CONFESSION AND NOT THE PLAINTIFF. WHY DIDNT THE PLAINTIFF OBJECT

    Gabriel Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:36 AM

    I thought this guy is dead , Assume he is in Prison and not in a luxury house. He is the biggest Criminal.

    Saskia Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:25 AM

    Very good news. There is a different between a freedom fighter and the one who commit genocide.

    Nodrog Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:26 AM

    Another instance of a tamil being harassed? How come no comments about the govt's fair play here?
    Saskia you need to learn the meanings of the words 'freedom fighter' and 'genocide'. The LTTE were terrorists NOT freedom fighters.


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