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Lakshman Kadirgamar assassination suspect acquitted after thirteen years of PTA detention

A suspect in the assassination of former Sri Lankan foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar was acquitted by the Colombo High Court on Thursday.

The suspect, Aarokiyanathan, was acquitted after being detained for thirteen years under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Lakshman Kadirgamar was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 2001 and from 2001 until he was killed in 2005.

Although the Sri Lankan government blamed the LTTE for the assassination, the LTTE repeatedly denied involvement in the killing.