Police release sketches of Lasantha’s assassins

2016-02-17 13:30:26

The Colombo Crimes Division today released sketches of two suspects connected to the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Police said one suspect was about 35-years old, 5’8 with wide brown eyes and a stocky build. The second suspect was about 40-years old, 5’10 with a dark complexion.

Police said the sketches were drawn by the sketch artist based on descriptions given by witnesses at the crime scene.

Information on the suspects could be given to 0718591753, 0718591770 and 0773291500.

 Mr. Wickrematunge was shot in the head at Atthidiya in Dehiwala on January 08, 2009, by two gunmen on a motorbike.


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  Comments - 15

  • Real Peace Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:01

    Please, please find these killers. We can reinvigorate our nationhood by putting these horrible killers behind bars.

    Reply : 0       2

    Artist Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:03

    A painstaking tiring undertaking completed after many many years of dedicated work ! !

    Reply : 0       2

    Banda Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:11

    After 7 years can the witness remember the face of a gunmen??Miracle.

    Reply : 0       2

    Ranbanda Thursday, 18 February 2016 03:22

    Bando, you talk bullshit, witnesses can recall what they saw even after 20 years. Some rape victims vividly recall and identify murderers accurately and successfully send to jail.This is elephants Era..remember Elephants never forget!.

    Reply : 0       2

    Punny Pellow Thursday, 18 February 2016 08:42

    Anyway, Miracles are happening in good ole Sri Lanka, no!!?

    Reply : 0       1

    Aquarius Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:14

    Why so late? Could not these come out earlier? Probably another gimmick to dupe the public.

    Reply : 0       2

    Mm Wednesday, 17 February 2016 16:13

    These sketches look like people we see everyday on the street or pola!

    Reply : 0       2

    HotPot Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:20

    From which archive did these sketches come? From south of the boarder?

    Reply : 1       1

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 17 February 2016 16:01

    Closing in?

    Reply : 1       1

    ROY Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:32


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    CitizenPerera Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:40

    Release photographs after the murderer and government were "released" January 8th.

    Reply : 1       1

    CEDRIC Thursday, 18 February 2016 03:43


    Reply : 0       2

    appu Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:00

    If you listen to an interview by gotta to bbc during the time of killing ,you can understand the killer

    Reply : 0       1

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