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Lasantha assassination: 40 military intelligence personnel quizzed

29 February 2016 08:52 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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)

  Comments - 6

  • J Palitha Monday, 29 February 2016 09:41 AM

    After so many years of ruthless ruling, thanks to Yahapalanaya for their action.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 29 February 2016 10:16 AM

    Like to see Gota end up in the prison.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 29 February 2016 11:17 AM

    We need from Yahapalanya to trap all the robbers including the old king.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 29 February 2016 11:19 AM

    Next wicket should be Namal.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 29 February 2016 11:22 AM

    No doubt, this 40 and 02 big heads are in pins now.

    Vijith Pieterz Monday, 29 February 2016 11:24 AM

    The way Deputy Minister Ajith Silva spoke yesterday, nasty guys waiting in the que to enter Welikade soon.

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