Colombo :The case was registered at the Gampaha Magistrate Court and the magistrate DH Ruwan Pathirana has ordered the case to be postponed to January 11 next year.
The magistrate ordered the Department of Criminal Investigation to file a copy of the inquiry report sent to the Attorney General on the day.
Senior journalist Upali Tennakoon and his wife were attacked on January 23, 2009 in Gampaha Imbulgoda area.
The first suspect in the case, Premananda Ullagama, retired from the Army.
The Attorney-in-law told the court on the behalf of the suspects that they were not able to obtain legal privileges because of his failure to prosecute the military members, including the army chief Major Prabath Sivali Pulathvati, who was released on bail.
Upali Tennakoon - Sri Lankan journalist who fled his homeland after an attempt on his life in 2009.
At the time, he knew well the dangers for journalists in the South Asian nation.
The government had barred reporters’ access to the war zone and criticised independent media’s “unpatriotic” coverage of the war, particularly reporting on human rights abuses by the military.
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