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Mar 16, 2018

CID to probe 112 brigade over Lasantha killing Featured

The CID has informed courts that it will launch an investigation into charges that the Army’s 112 brigade is linked to the killing of ‘Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Ex-defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, speaking to the media, has said that he had nothing to do with the murder of the journalist, and pointed the finger at the then Army chief Sarath Fonseka and the 112 brigade.

According to Ravaya, the 112 brigade, headquartered in Kandy, was officially stationed in Badulla in 2009.

Its commanding officer was Duminda Keppetiwalana, who also served as assistant to Fonseka.

Occasionally, the brigade was summoned to Colombo for security provision and used a place at Narahenpita as its temporary headquarters.

Keppetiwalana was arrested and remanded in connection with the journalist’s killing, but was reinstated in the Army after the present government took office.

Ravaya adds that the CID has found that Fonseka or ex-minister Mervyn Silva were not linked to the murder.

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