May 01, 2018

Lasantha murder: no bail for DIG

The former Senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara who was arrested in connection with the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge, has been further remanded until May 14. 

The order was given when the case was taken up before the Mount Lavinia  Chief Magistrate Mahammed  Mihail today. 

The attorneys representing the defendants made an appeal for their release, but the investigation officers had objected to bail as the investigations were still under way. 

After careful consideration, the judge rejected the appeal for bail and ordered the suspects to be further remanded.