Colombo Special High Court hearing LTTE cases yesterday postponed the trial against five LTTE cadres for June 27 when it was found that former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is one of the prosecution witnesses was not present in court to give evidence.
The case against the five suspects, Ponnasamy Karthigesu, Sivaligam Aruran, P Sharma, Chandra Bose Somaraj and Vellasamy Paramdevan were taken up for trial by Judge Iranganie Perera.
On observing that the state witness Gotabaya Rajapaksa was not present in Court she postponed the trial and ordered the prosecution to summon the witness on this date.
The accused were indicted by the Attorney General for conspiring to kill the then defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo. (T. Farook Thajudeen)