Feb 09, 2018

CID probing Lasantha killing finds documents similar to missing ones Featured

In the course of their investigation into the murder of ‘Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the CID has found case documents similar to the ones that have gone missing.

According to CID sources, there could be fakes among the documents it has recovered from the home of former crimes OIC of Mt. Lavinia police.

Wickrematunge was killed by two motorcyclists who ambushed his car at Attidiya on 08 January 2009.

A proper investigation into the incident began only after the present government took office.

Cover up revealed

Evidence has come to light that Army intelligence members had committed the murder and the investigation and related document had been covered up with the assistance of certain top police officers.

The Mt. Lavinia crimes OIC was arrested last week, and he confessed to having carried out investigations as per the orders of his superiors.

During the previous regime, the investigation was handed over to the TID in order to blame the senior journalist’s killing on the LTTE.

The then IGP Jayantha Wickremaratne and two other senior policemen are implicated and the courts have banned their foreign travel.

Statements are to be recorded from them as well as another ex-police chief who is presently overseas.

The case will be taken up on February 16 again.