Assassin in Jaffna judge’s security sergeant killing arrested ; promotion to sergeant

(Lanka-e-News - 26.July.2017, 7.45PM)   The individual who shot and killed sergeant Sarath Hemachandra the security personnel of Jaffna high court judge Ilencheliyan surrendered to the Jaffna  police headquarters , in the company of a cousin brother of his. 

The suspect is 39 years old Selvarasa Jeyananthan according to the police. He was an active member of the LTTE from 1996 to 1998 . His elder brother along with another individual were arrested by the police earlier on. 

Selvarasa is married twice , and he has children by both marriages. He is a driver of a private  bus plying between Jaffna and Koorikattuwan jetty , while he also drives a three wheeler of the family. 

Meanwhile Sarath Hemachandra who died in the shooting was promoted posthumously from sergeant to Inspector grade , police sources disclosed.  

Later reports revealed Selvarasa was produced before court and  remanded until 8 th August. 

In the photo is Selvarasa when he was being transported to remand prison. 

Photos –courtesy Dinasena Rathugamage

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