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Official list of detainees under PTA

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan

Ceylon Today has a report in which a section headlined ‘Pending Trials and Cases under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) / Emergency Regulations’ – gives the names of 84 persons held in remand custody and listed in cases filed in High Courts as at 12 July 2017.

The document also reveals the names of 12 persons held in custody as at 20 July 2017 pending advice of legal action by the Attorney General.

The list claims they are Tamils from the North and East and several others who had been taken into custody on suspicion of having committed terrorism related offences. The charges include offences such as conspiracy and aiding and abetting in carrying out explosions in passenger buses, shooting down of a Lion Air Passenger Aircraft, MI 24 Helicopter, a gunship of the Air Force and causing death of civilians and Air Force personnel by suspected Tamil Tigers.

The list bears names of persons being held pending trial. Most of them are held in various prisons in the island, namely Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mahara, Batticaloa and Jaffna, the report states.

The official figures and statistics of those currently charged with offences under the PTA were given to UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson when he was in Colombo recently. He was given statistics which make it evident that out of 81 prisoners currently in the judicial phase of their pre-trial detention, 70 had been in detention without trial for over five years and 12 had been in detention without trial for over 10 years.

01. HC Colombo Muththaiya 10.10.2005 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting the assassination
Sahayadevan Of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman Kadirgamar
At the final stage of the prosecution case. Colombo Magazine Prison

02. HC Colombo Issitor Arokyanathan 10.10.2005 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting he assassination
4226/04 Of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman
Kadirgamar
Colombo Magazine Prison

03. HC Colombo Ponnasamy Karthikesu 24.03.2008 Attempted Assassination of former Defence Secretary
7080/13 Sivaji and causing the death of his security personal and
civilians (Pittala junction explosion)
More than 10 PW’s concluded to a voire-dire in
progress ND 17.07.2017
Colombo Magazine Prison

04. HC Colombo Sivalingam Arun Nilawal 24.03.2008 Attempted Assassination of former Defence Secretary and causing the death
7080.13 ofhis security personnel and civilians (Pittala junction explosion)

05. HC Colombo Padmanandan Iyar Sri 24.03.2008 Attempted Assassination of former Defence Secretary and causing the death
7080/13 Skandarajah Of his security personnel and civilians (Pittala junction explosion)
Colombo Magazine Prison

06. HC Colombo 7080/13 Chandrabose Selvachandran 24.03.2008 Attempted Assassination of former Defence Secretary and causing the death
HC Colombo 3874/11 Of his security personnel and civilians (Pittala junction explosion)
Colombo Magazine Prison

07. HC Colombo 3873/11 Ranjith Chandrasiri Perera 14.05.2009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting to carry out a suicide attack during
“Deyata Kirula” targeting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other VIPs
Colombo Magazine Prison

08. HC Colombo 3875/11 Kandavan Gokulanadhan 24.112009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting to carry out a suicide attack “Deyata Kirula”
targeting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other VIPs
Colombo Magazine Prison

09. HC Colombo 5771/10 Jeyaram Ramanandhan 04.02.2008 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former
5272/10, 5273/10 alias Ramesh Defence Secretary and to carry out suicide attack on places of Economic importance
5275/10, 5288/10 Colombo cases concluded 07.07.2017 Negambo case prosecution case in progress.
HC Negombo 198/10 Colombo Magazine Prison
199/10, 381/10

10. HC Gampaha 63/14 Thambaiya Prakash 09.08.2009 Conspiracy, aiding and abetting the assassination of former Minister
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle by suicide attack and causing the death of civilians
HC Colombo 6233/12 PW2 under cross examination, ND 18.07.2017
Attempted assassination for former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka
And causing the death of his security personnel (Army Headquarters explosion)
Defence case in progress in voire-dire
Colombo Magazine Prison

11. HC Colombo 6233/12 Shanmugalingam Sooriyakumar 03.07.2006 Attempted assassination for former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and
Causing the death of his security personnel (Army Headquarters explosion)
Colombo Magazine Prison

12. HC Gampaha 63/14 Lakshman Cooray 12.08.2009 Conspiracy, aiding and abetting the assassination of former Minister
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle by suicide attack and causing the death of civilians
PW2 under cross-examination, ND 18.07.2017
Colombo Remand Prison

13. HC Anuradhapura Abdul Hammed Umar Hakthab 03.08.2006 Conspiracy and abetment of a suicide attack in Anuradhapura killing
57/2010 29 persons including retired Major General Janaka Perera
At latter stage of prosecution case ND 19.09.2017
Colombo Magazine Prison

14. HC Chilaw 27/12 Shanmuganadhan Devagan 30.02.2006 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former
Defence Secretary and to carry out suicide attack on places of Economic importance
Indictment to be amended to facilitate plea on 18.07.2017
Negombo Prison

15. HC Chilaw 27/12 Pakyanadhan Jurian 29.02.2008 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former
Defence Secretary and to carry out suicide attack on places of Economic importance
Indictment to be amended to facilitate plea on 18.07.2017
Negombo Prison

16. HC Cilaw 27/12 Benadict Dewadas Nirmal 02.03.2008 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former
Defence Secretary and to carry out suicide attack on places of Economic importance
Negombo Prison

17. HC Chlaw 27/12 Sivarasa Sudan 28.02.2008 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former
Defence Secretary and to carry out suicide attack on places of Economic importance
Negombo Prison

18. HC Colombo 5276/10 Ramaiah Siwaramallias Thambi 05.02.2008 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former
Defence Secretary and other VIS’s to carry out suicide attack on places of Economic
Importance. Colombo Remand Prison

19. Negombo 136/12 Melcom Tirron alias Prasanna 14.08.2008 Conspiracy and abetment to assassinate former Deputy Minister D.M. Dassanayake
Trial at the latter stage of the prosecution case
Negombo Prison

20. HC Panadura 2898/2011 N. Kugadasan 20.08.2009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting to carry out explosion on a passenger bus in
Katubedda killing 26 passengers
Colombo Magazine Prison

21. HC Colombo 6656/13 Sachiththanandhan 25.04.2008 Causing the death of 28 passengers by a Claymore mine attack
Ananda Sudhaharan On a CTB bus in Piliyandala
Main prosecution trial to be closed on 31.07.2017
Colombo Magazine Prison

22. HC Anuradhapura Rasawalan Thaboruban alias 03.08.2009 Conspiracy and abetment to carry out the attack on Anuradhapura Air Force
78/2014 Kadelchengai base causing the death of Air Force personnel and extensive damage
state property
voire-dire concluded and defence had moved in revision
Anuradhapura Prison

23. HC Anuradhapura Purushoththaman Aravindan 22.07.2009 Conspiracy and abetment to carry out the attack on Anuradhapura Air Force
78/2014 alias Sepparachi base causing the death of Air Force personnel and extensive damage
state property
voire-dire concluded and defence had moved in revision
Anuradhapura Prison

24. HC Anuradhapura 61/07 Kalingam Vijekumar 05.06.2012 Shooting and attempted murder of 4 police officers and causing injuries to others
PW1-5 concluded ND 23.08.2017
Anuradhapura Prison

25. Anuradhapura 61/07 Lakshman Mohan 05.06.2012 Shooting and attempted murder of 4 police officers and causing injuries to others
PW1-5 concluded ND 23.08.2017
Anuradhapura Prison

26. HC Hambantota 08/14 Kandawelu Shahikala 13.02.2012 Conspiracy to carry out suicide attack targeting VIPs in Kataragama
And to carry out a claymore mine attack in Ramabawa Anuradhapura
HC Anuradhapura 03/14 Rajnalias Mohammadu Akbaar HC Anuradhapura voire-dire inquiry over
MohammaduIsadic alias Anuradhapura Prison
Weerachchilage Samanha alias
Kandawel Vijaya Kumar alias
Mayura alias Sadick

27. HC Colombo 6078/12 Subramaniam Subendra Raja 05.09.2009 Conspiracy and abetment in the attempted assassination of Pakistan
Raja alias Karan High Commissioner and causing the death of security personnel and civilian
Colombo Magazine Prison

28. HC Kandy 208/11 Welu Yogaraja 12.08.2008 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the explosion targeting transformers,
HC Kandy 16/12 Railway bridges in Central Province
HC Kandy 17/13
Causing the explosion of a passenger bus in Polgolla area causing the death civilians
Bogambara Prison

29. HC Anuradahpura 213/13 Simiyon Sandiriyogi 30.07.2011 Involving in terrorist activities and conspiracy to carry out an explosion and
causing the death of 7 civilians within Wilpattuwa National Park on 27.05.2006
Anuradhapura Prison

30. HC Anuradhapura 213/13 Cyril Rasamony 11.12.2011 Involving in terrorist activities and conspiracy to carry out an explosion and
causing the death of 7 civilians within Wilpattuwa National Park on 27.05.2006
Anuradhapura Prison

31. HC Anuradhapura 213/13 Muttu Marikkar Abdul Shaleem 13.12.2011 Involving in terrorist activities and conspiracy to carry out an explosion and
causing the death of 7 civilians within Wilpattuwa National Park on 27.05.2006
Anuradhapura Prison

32. HC Anuradhapura 213/13 Sinnappan Pakyanandan 05.10.2011 Involving in terrorist activities and conspiracy to carry out an explosion and
causing the death of 7 civilians within Wilpattuwa National Park on 27.05.2006
Anuradhapura Prison

33. HC Anuradhapura 213/13 Sandan Stanish Ramesh 09.04.2011 Involving in terrorist activities and conspiracy to carry out
an explosion and causing the death of 7 civilians within Wilpattuwa National
Park on 27.05.2006
Voire-dire concluded pleas under consideration ND 31.07.2017
Anuradhapura Prison

34. HC Anuradhapura 213/13 Ragawan Suresh 10.12.2011 Involving in terrorist activities and conspiracy to carry out
an explosion and causing the death of 7 civilians within Wilpattuwa National
Park on 27.05.2006
Anuradhapura Prison

35. HC Anuradhapura 27/12 Sivaprakashan Sivaseelan 26.08.2009 Conspiracy to carry out an explosion and causing the death of 8 Army personnel
Within Wilpattuwa National Park
Voire-dare concluded
Anuradhapura Prison

36. HC Hambanthota 09/13 Sundaralingam Kediswaram 18.03.2009 Conspiracy to carry out an attack on a police post killing 3 policemen and
HC Monaragala 10/13 attacked on civil defence forces
Tangalle Prison

37. HC Galle 3736/12 A. Nishantha Edirisinghe 07.08.2009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in the attack Galle Navy base
And causing death and serious injuries to Navy personnel and others
Galle Prison

38. HC Galle 3736/12 B. Gajaweera Gunaratne 07.08.2009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in the attack Galle Navy base and
causing death and serious injuries to Navy personnel and others
Galle Prison

39. HC Galle 3736/12 KandaiyaIlango 07.08.2009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in the attack Galle Navy base and
causing death and serious injuries to Navy personnel and others
Galle Prison

40. HC Galle 37/36 Wairamuththu Saroja 07.08.2009 Conspiracy and siding and abetting in the attack Galle Navy base and
causing death and serious injuries to Navy personnel and others
voire-dire of 1A in progress
Galle Prison

41. HC Colombo A Arulprakash 31.03.2009 Committing the murder of a member of a Karuna faction
6694/2013, 6688/2013 Prosecution concluded order 15.07.2017
Jaffna Prison

42. HC Vavuniya 249/2013 M. Sulakshan 19.07.2010 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting causing the death of 26
Army and Navy personnel
Anuradhapura Prison

43. HC Colombo 7808/2015 N. Madanasekaran 24/09.2011 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting to carry out explosion on a passenger
bus near Horton Place roundabout
Five PW concluded end in 28.07.2017 CMP

44. HC Mannar 01/16 S. Thilairaj 13.05.2011 Shooting down of a Lion Air passenger aircraft, MI 24 Helicopter Gunship of the
Air Force causing death of civilians and Air Force personnel
Anuradhapura Prison

45. HC Anuradhapura I. Jegan 01.07.2010 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the death of 37 Army personnel in
An attack carried out inside the Wilpattuwa Sancutary
Jaffna Prison

46. HC Anuradhapura N. Sivalingam 01.07.2010 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the death of 37 Army personnel in
An attack carried out inside the Wilpattuwa Sancutary
Jaffna Prison

47.HC Colombo 7108/2015 S. Senduran 08.10.2009 Conspiracy to assassinate former Defence Secretary and other VIPS * CMP

48. HC Avissawsella 31/11 Ramasami 19.12.2008 Conspiracy to cause and explosion targeting a civilian passenger bus in Padukka area.
HC Batti 2851/12 Krishnakanthan

49. HC Avissawella 31/11 WeerakumaraRagulan 29.01.2009 Conspiracy to cause explosion targeting passenger bus in Padukka area *CMP
50.HCNegombo 77/2008 Dewarasa Sivapalan 13.08.2006 Possession and transportation of firearms and explosives
Negombo Prison

51. HC Kurunegala 147/10 Rasiya Devarasa 01.06.2007 Carrying out a suicide attack using a lorry.
Bogambara Prison

52. HC Polonnaruwa M. Mohideen Bawa 01.12.2007 Carrying out an attack on army camp killing 2 Army personnel
Voire-dire concluded order due
Polonnaruwa Prison

53. HC Balapitiya 1328/10 Thangawelu Sivakumar 03.08.2006 Transportation of a large haul of explosives and firearms and conspiracy to cause
Explosion in Southern Province CMP

54. HC Balapitiya 1328/10 SelwanAnandarasa 03.08.2006 Transportation of a large haul of explosives and firearms and conspiracy to cause
Explosion in Southern Province CMP

55.HCBalapitiya 1328/10 Edward Sam Sivalingam 01.06.2007 Transportation and possession of a large haul of explosives and conspiracy to cause
Explosion in Southern Province
Case transferred to Colombo. 3 witness conclude ND
28.07.2017 CMP

56. HC Gampaha 43/10 Darwood Mohamed 19.02.2008 Transportation of arms and ammunition and providing shelter to a
44/10 HC Colombo LTTE operative CMP

57. HC Kandy 208/11 Sundaramani Sivakumar 13.08.2008 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the explosion targeting transformers,
Railway bridges in Central Province
Bogambara Prison

58. HC Kandy 208/11 Thachchana Moorthy 17.08.2008 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the explosion targeting transformers,
Railway bridges in Central Province
Bogambara Prison

59. HC Kandy 16/12 Kaliyappan Manoharan 12.08.2008 Causing the explosion a passenger bus in Polgolla area causing the death of civilians
Bogambara Prison

60. HC Kandy 224/11 GovindasamySundaramany 06.04.2008 Transportation and possession of arms and explosives
Bogambara Prison

61. HC Batti 3002/16 K. Vedanayagam 23.06.2015 Undergoing LTTE training in handling weapons and explosives
Batticaloa Prison

62. HC NuwaraEliya G. Kirubanandan 06.04.2008 Conspiracy to transport arms and explosives

63. HC Colombo VasuGopal 29.11.2006 Possession and transportation of explosive and gathering information on VIP
Movement CMP

64. HC Colombo 5525/11 Selvaraja Kurubakaran 08.11.2009 Attempted assassinate of former Sarath Fonseka and causing death of his security
HC Gampaha 63/2014 Morris Personnel (army Headquarters explosion)

65. HC Mannar 46/2012 Nandarasa Saravanabavan 26.08.2009 Possession of arms and explosives re under examination ND 27.09.2017
Anuradhapura Prison

66. HC Colombo 5176/2010 R.D. Dharmadhasa PW 1-4 concluded ND 17.09.2017 – Anuradhapura Prison

67. HC Batti 3057/2017 R. Kanaganayakam 04.10.2015 Assassination of Joseph Pararajasingham MP – Batticaloa Prison

68. HC Batti 3057/2017 S. Chandrakanthan 04.10.2015 Assassination of Joseph Pararajasingham MP – Batticaloa Prison

69. HC Batti 3057/2017 E.S. Krishantharaja 04.10.2015 Assassination of Joseph Pararajasingham MP – Batticaloa Prison

70. HC Batti 3057/2017 M.L. Kaleel 04.01.2016 Assassination of Joseph Pararajasingham MP – Batticaloa Prison

71. HC 2491.2014 I. Thiruvaluval 26.04.2012 Murder of 27 Army and Navy personnel held in LTTE custody
Train to commence on 31.07.2017 CMP

72. HC Anuradhapura AnthonyeePille 06.11.2009 Anuradhapura Prison 18/16 Mariyaseelan

73. HC Colombo 5641/11 D.M. Dassanayaka 21.11.2006 Colombo remand Prison

74. Anuradhapura 27/12 S. Jayachandran 25.09.2010 Anuradhapura Prison

75. HC Colombo 194/17 Raveendran Madhani 11.03.2014 Colombo Magazine Prison
Assisting in reorganizing of LTTE activities

76. HC Colombo 195/17 Muththusivam Sivanandan 26.03.2014 Assisting in reorganizing of LTTE activities
Colombo Magazine Prison

77. HC Colombo 8358/16 B. Monoharan (no date) Attempted assassination of High Commissioner of Pakistan, killing of other
security personnel
Colombo Magazine Prison

78. HC Colombo 5875/11 K. Adhithyan 12.11.2009 Conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defence
Sec. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka
Mahara Prison

79. HC Colombo 5802/11 Thangavelu Nirmalan 06.03.2014 Possession of RBA and suicide jackets
Mahara Prison

80. HC Colombo 6078/12 Yogarajha Nirojan alias 05.09.2009 Conspiracy and abetment in the attempted assassination of Pakistan High
Star Commissioner and causing the death of security personnel and civilian
Prosecution closed defence in progress ND 18.07.2017
Colombo Magazine Prison

81. HC Kandy 208.11 Sooryamoorthi Jivoshan 18.09.2009 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the explosion targeting transformers,
HC Kandy 19/13 Railway bridges in Central Province
Causing the explosion of a passenger bus in Dambulla area causing the death of
Civilians
Bogambara Prison

82. HC Kandy 208/11 ‘Vishwanandan Ramesh Kumar 12.08.2008 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the explosion targeting transformers,
HC Kandy 16/12 Railway bridges in Central Province
HC Vavuniya 147/12 Causing the explosion of a passenger bus in Polgolla area death of civilians
HC Kandy 2435/12
vHCKndy 49/12 Bogambara Prison

83. HC Kandy 208/11 Ramanadhan 12.08.2008 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the explosion targeting transformers,
HC Kandy 19/13 Nawadeewan Railway bridges in Central Province

84 HC Vavuniya G. Darshan 19.07.2010 Conspiracy and aiding and abetting in causing the death of 26 Army and Navy
2491/2013 personnel
Trial fixed for 31.007.2017
Jaffna Prison

SUSPECT IN REMAND CUSTODY PENDING ADVICE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL AS AT 20 JULY 2017

NO NAME DATE OF ARREST COURT AND CASE NO PLACE OF DETENTION

01 D. Udayakumar 10.07.2013 Colombo MC 685/12 Colombo Magazine P

02 K. Kooganadan 11.07.2013 Colombo MC685/12 Colombo Magazine P
03 M. Dharmarasa 25.09.2013 Colombo MC685/12 Colombo Magazine P
04 J. Sebastian 11.12.2013 Colombo MC685/12 Colombo Magazine P
05 R.I.Roobasinghe 24.04.2016 Colombo MC54803/16 Colombo Remand P
06 B. Samantha 13.03.2016 NegomboMC517/16 Mahara Prison
07 W. Krishantha Kumara 13.03.2016 NegomboMC517/16 Mahara Prison
08 R.W.N. Suresh Lakmal 13.03.2016 NegomboMC517/16 Mahara Prison
09 Jayantha Silva 05.05.2016 ” “
10 W.D.I. Samankumara 11.07.2016 ” “
11 A.S. Krishantha Amarasinghe 09.06.2016 ” “
*CMP – Colombo Magazine Prison


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