Remains of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

Remains of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

Written by Tharushan Fernando

27 Sep, 2016 | 9:00 am

Exhumation of the remains of late veteran journalist, and former chief editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunga has been completed and his remains have been sent to the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer for further investigation.

Mount Lavinia magistrate Mohamad Sahabdeen granted permission to conduct a post mortem examination on the remains of the late veteran journalist when the Criminal Investigations Department requested for it on September 8.

The CID has also informed court that there appears to be a contradiction between the details recorded in the post mortem examinations report and the Government Analyst report.

Therefore, court granted permission to exhume the body in order to resolve the matter.

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