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Murder of Journalist Nimalarajan: Accused 6 EPDPers Released! | Lankaviews | Views of the TruthLankaviews | Views of the Truth

Murder of Journalist Nimalarajan: Accused 6 EPDPers Released!



(TopNews) The Jaffna Chief Magistrate has released six EPDP members who had been charged in the murder of Jaffna-based journalist Mylvaganam Nimalrajan.
On 19 October, 21 years ago, an unidentified group that entered the house of the regional correspondent situated at Colombuthurai Road, Jaffna around 10:00 p.m. had shot him dead.

They killers also attacked his father with a knife. The grenade, they hurled afterwards, blasted badly injuring his mother and nephew.

The journalist – who worked for both the BBC’s Sinhala and Tamil language services as well as other media outlets – had been reporting on violence that marred general elections on 10 October.

The Eelam People’s Democratic party (EPDP), the Tamil militant group which is now a political party, was accused in his reports of vote-rigging and human rights violations.