Thileepan commemoration in 2020: Indictments served on Sivajilingam

The Colombo High Court today served indictments on former Jaffna District Parliamentarian M.K. Sivajilingam for committing offenses while commemorating the 33rd death anniversary of former LTTE member Rasaiah Parthipan alias ‘Thileepan’ in 2020.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against M.K. Sivajilingam for organising and participating in a memorial event for Thileepan at Kondavil in Jaffna on or around September 15, 2020.

The High Court had issued a warrant for the arrest of Sivajilingam for evading courts. When the case came up before Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendige, the accused surrendered before Court through his lawyers. The warrant against the accused was recalled and he was ordered to be released on two sureties of one million rupees each by the High Court. The matter was fixed for pre-trial on October 20.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against former Parliamentarian Sivajilingam for violating an order made by the President under the Public Security Ordinance through an extra ordinary gazette notification dated 2011.08.29 read with Article 44(2) of the Constitution and Section 27 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

President’s Counsel Rienzie Arsekularatne and Counsel Udara Muhandiramge appeared for the accused.