CID to take over Lasantha Wickrematunge assassination investigation

CID to take over Lasantha Wickrematunge assassination investigation

CID to take over Lasantha Wickrematunge assassination investigation

Written by Lahiru Fernando

23 Jan, 2015 | 5:57 pm

Court has ordered to hand over investigations into Lasantha Wickrematunge’s assassination to the CID.

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen has ordered that the investigation into Lasantha Wickremetunge’s murder which was being carried out by the Terrorist Investigation Department, be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department.

When the case was taken up at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s court on Friday, attorneys appearing on behalf of the late Lasantha Wickrematunge informed court that although it has been six years since his murder, the TID had been investigating the case for four years, and has yet failed to identify the perpetrators.

Thereby the attorneys requested the Magistrate to direct the investigation towards the CID.

Taking into consideration the request made by the attorneys, the Magistrate ordered that that all relevant investigation files be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department.

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