Assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge – Crime scene fingerprint mismatch

Assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge – Crime scene fingerprint mismatch

Assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge – Crime scene fingerprint mismatch

Written by Staff Writer

16 Jan, 2017 | 8:12 pm

The Criminal Investigations Department presented facts pertaining to the assassination of Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court on January 16.

The case was taken up before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Mihail.

Presenting facts to court, the Criminal Investigations Department said the SIM cards which were found during investigations into the assassination had been purchased from a store in Pettah.

It was also revealed in court that the finger prints on the vehicle of Lasantha Wickrematunge does not match the finger prints which were obtained.

The CID had also requested authorization from court to examine the handwriting of a few persons.

The Criminal Investigations Department, citing the statement given by Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter, said that she was informed by her father that if there was to be a threat on his life, it would be because of the publishing of an expose’ on the Mig aircraft.

The CID also informed court that Wickrematunge’s driver, who was abducted, had been threatened not to provide statements on the Mig deal.

The Department added that this goes to show that the statements issued by Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter and driver substantiates each other.

The case is to be taken up for hearing once again on March 20.

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