Feb 03, 2018

Lasantha murder : 3 fmr. police officers to be arrested Featured

The Mount Lavinia Crimes OIC Tissa Sugathapala who was taken in for questioning by the CID over the killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrametunge on suspicion of having destroyed the evidence pertaining to the incident, Sub Inspector Tissa Sugathapala was produced before court and remanded until February 16.

The suspect was produced before the Magistrate at his official residence around 10.30 last night (02). According to officers of the CID a group of police officers had destroyed evidence pertaining to Lasantha’s murder on the instructions of a senior officer of the Defence Ministry.

Three former Police heads arrested!

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Allegations levelled against Jayantha Wickremeratne for concealing evidence

Meanwhile, the CID has commenced investigations for the arrest of three senior police officers and several others.

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court yesterday, issued an order banning Jayantha Wickremeratne and several other senior police officers from travelling overseas.

In addition to Jayantha Wickremeratne, Senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former SSP Hemantha Adhikari were also banned from travelling overseas by the courts.



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