Jun 20, 2017

Lasantha murder: call for new post mortem report

The CID has requested Court today to grant a verdict on the Post mortem report of slain Journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga.

The relevent Court decision is expected to be announced on July 19.

According to Attorney Athula S. Ranagala, the 2009 Coroner's report had indicated that the cause of death was being shot.

However, the report issued after the body was exhumed indicated that the cause of death was due to three blows to Wickremetunga's head with a powerful weapon and not being shot.

Therefore, filing an additional report the CID requested Court to issue a post mortem report.