Court In Jaffna Issues Notice On Rambukwella, Handunnetti

Jaffna Magistrate Courts on Wednesday (25) issued summons to former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti to appear before court on July 30.

The Jaffna Magistrate issued the order when the Habeas Corpus inquiry into the disappearance of Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and Kugan Muruganathan was taken up for hearing

The two individuals, who had been members of the People’s Struggle Movement (Jana Aragala Vyaapaaraya) disappeared on 9 December, 2011, in Jaffna.

The petition claimed that the former Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking to media had stated that the two activists are in custody, and that their location cannot be disclosed.

The motorcycle which Lalith and Kugan were last seen traveling on was also found at the Kachchaveli police station, the petitioner informed court. Therefore, the petitioner accused the government of being responsible for the disappearance.

Rambukwella and Handunnetti were summoned earlier on December 10, 2014, but they were not present at courts that day.

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