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Dec 10, 2016

International warrant to capture Nimalarajan’s killer Featured

The Jaffna High Court has issued an International warrant for the arrest of the main suspect in the murder of journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, Sabastian Pillai Ramesh alias Napoleon, who has been sentenced to death over another murder committed by him. He is currently overseas having fled the country.

Napoleon, a member of the EPDP and two others were handed the death sentence on December 7 for the killing of two TNA members and injuring 18 others in 2011.
On October 19, 2000, Nimalarajan was shot and killed in the high security zone during curfew.
At the time of his death Nimalarajan was reporting for the BBC Sinhala and Tamil service and Ravaya.

Paramilitary forces:

Nimalarajan who was engaged in reporting to the South of the country and internationally on the plight of the Tamil people and the suffering they endure in the North, had been killed by the paramilitary forces operating with government forces, according to his closest friends and the media.
He had received death threats subsequent to reporting on the election incongruities in the Kytes islands during the 2000 elections by the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and killed a few days later.

In 2003, Nimalarajan’s lawyers had told the Jaffna Magistrate that Ramesh alias Napoleon was suspected of the killing. Having considered the evidence, the Magistrate had issued a warrant for the arrest of Napoleon but with the aid of the politicians at the time, he had fled the country.
According to Tamil activists, Napoleon is currently residing in Briton.

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