Further investigations into Lasantha Wicremetunge murder

Further investigations into Lasantha Wicremetunge murder

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jun, 2018 | 8:20 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to record a statement from Former Inspector General of Police Jayantha Wickremaratne over the investigations into the assassination of Veteran Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.

The CID informed the Mount Lavinia Magistrates Court today (June 19) during the case hearing that they would record the statement on the 22nd of this month. Former DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and Former Inspector Tissa Sugathapala who are in custody for concealing evidence were further remanded until the 3rd of July.

The request made by the suspects’ attorneys to grant their clients bail will also be considered on the 3rd of July.

Reporting on the progress of the investigations, the Criminal Investigations Department informed the court that statements have been recorded from the Director of the State Intelligence Service Keerthi Gajanayake and Former Head of Intelligence Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendravitharana.

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