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Jan 12, 2018

Lasantha’s murder weapon smuggled in by Army supplier Featured

The CID has received information that a supplier to the Army has smuggled in the special firearm that was used to kill The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge nine years ago, according to ‘Dinamina’.

Untitled 231This company is believed to have brought in the specially-designed weapon that shoots five darts when fired, concealed among the weapons intended for the Army.

Military intelligence says the terrorist groups did not possess such a weapon.

Sarath Fonseka was the commander of the Army when two assailants killed the office-bound Wickrematunge in his car at Attidiya in Dehiwela on 08 January 2009.

It is believed the murder weapon had then been destroyed or buried somewhere.

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