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Notice issued to ex-navy chief over 11 youth murder and abduction case

A notice has been issued to Wasantha Karannagoda, a former Sri Lankan navy chief, to appear in court over the abduction and murder of 11 primarily Tamil youths, the Colombo Gazette reported

This is the third notice that has been issued to Karannagoda as he has failed to appear in court on two previous occasions.   

The former Sri Lankan navy chief is the 14th suspect named in the abduction and murder of 11 primarily Tamil youths between 2008 - 2009. 

Retired Admiral Karannangoda has been accused of knowing of the killings but preventing justice.

The eleven youths have been named as Kasthuriarachchi John, Thyagarajah Jegan, Rajiv Naganathan, Soosaipillai Amalan, Soosaipillai Roshan, Kasthuriarachchi Anton, Prageeth Vishvanathan, Thilakeshwaran Ramalingam, Moahmed Dilan, Mohamed Saajid and Ali Anwar. 

The youths are believed to have been held in navy bases at Trincomalee and Colombo before being murdered.

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