COLOMBO Whitney Engen USA Jersey , Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Sri Lankan court on Thursday ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to arrest the killers of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen aftert his death appeared to be a murder.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris announcing his decision of the magisterial inquest into the death of Thajudeen confirmed that his death appears to be a homicide, local media said.
He ordered the CID director to take necessary steps to arrest Thajudeen's killers.
The judge said that considering the two Judicial Medical Officers reports, the Government Analyst's Report, the reports by Genetech, the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) and the Motor Traffic Commissioner Tobin Heath USA Jersey , there was enough reason to determine that the national rugby player was murdered.
Thajudeen's death got widespread publicity after investigators re-opened the case after the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena came into power early last year.
Sirisena had vowed to investigate high-profile murders which had taken place during the former Mahinda Rajapakse regime and charge anyone in connection with the deaths.
Thajudeen's body was found in his fire-gutted car in the capital in May 2012, leading to speculation that he had died in a car crash.
But a local court in August last year gave the CID approval to exhume Thajudeen's body after the police re-opened the case, almost three years after his death.
Following intense investigations, medical experts late last year submitted a report to Colombo additional magistrate Nishantha Peiris, stating that the former player had been beaten up and placed on the front passenger seat of his car. The car was later made to crash onto a wall and then set on fire.
Former President Rajapakse's second son has been rumored to be involved to the death Sydney Leroux USA Jersey , although the former first family denied any links.
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump government to temporarily restore the president's ban on global refugees seeking entry to the country.
In a short-term order signed by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court partly blocked a federal appeals court's ruling barring Trump's travel ban on those refugees who have official assurances from resettlement agencies or are in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program from entering the United States.
In its opinion last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also blocked the Trump government from banning grandparents, aunts Sam Mewis USA Jersey , uncles and other extended family members of a person in the U.S. from entering the country.
The Supreme Court's decision came less than two hours after Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall filed a request for a stay.
The court was forced to act fast, given that the Ninth Circuit decision was set to take effect at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court handed Trump a partial win in June when it allowed the administration to temporarily block people from six mostly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., while carving out an exemption for people with a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the country.
Under the Trump's travel ban, people from Iran, Libya Rose Lavelle USA Jersey , Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, are denied entry to the U.S. for 90 days, while all refugees are banned from entering the country for 120 days so as to give the Trump government time to assess vetting procedures.