Posted on 05.07.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
(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.