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Assassinated Tamil MP Raviraj remembered in Jaffna

The TNA MP Raviraj was remembered in Jaffna today on the 12th anniversary of his assassination.

TNA MP, Mavai Senathirajah, fellow party members and local residents took part in a commemorative event by the statue erected in his honour. 

Nadaraja Raviraj, a member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and a human rights lawyer, was shot in Colombo at close range by unidentified gunman on a motorbike at around 8.30am on November 10 2006 as he got into his car after giving a TV interview. The MP died later in hospital. His bodyguard was also killed.

The TNA blamed the government for the brazen killing by gunmen who coolly departed the scene in the capital, Colombo.

Despite several arrests and trials, Raviraj's killers have not yet been brought to justice.