The Criminal Investigation Department has questioned more than 40 Military Intelligence personnel during the past few weeks in connection with the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.
According to Police Headquarters sources, intelligence officers of various ranks including colonel, major, captain and other rankers like sergeant, corporal and private had been summoned for questioning from time to time and had their statements recorded.
Most of them had been summoned in connection with evidence gathered by listening to recordings of telephone conversations between them at around the time of the killing.
The CID will also question a senior military officer and a senior military intelligence officer in due course, the sources said.
Lasantha Wickrematunge was gunned down by two unidentified gunmen on the morning of January 8, 2009 at Attidiya, as he was on his way to work.( Indika Ramanayake)