Thajudeen Murder: Carlton House included in Pres. Sec. phone network

8 September 2016 07:59 am - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Senior State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake informed Court that it had been revealed that Carlton House in Hambanthota had been included in the internal phone network connection of the Presidential Secretariat.

Earlier, the CID had informed court that there were phone calls from the Presidential Secretariat and Temple Trees to Narahenpita Police OIC Damien Perera on the day that Wasim Thajudeen was found dead.

The state counsel also said that, according to statements recorded from a few witnesses, the former chief JMO Ananda Samarasekara had dispatched body parts of Wasim Thajudeen from the refrigerator a few days prior to his retirement.

The CID had also informed court that it had begun an investigation concerning the missing body parts under the Public Property Act -- because the body parts had earlier been taken into the former JMO's custody as case productions and, therefore, they belonged to the state.

Considering the requests of the aggrieved party and the prosecution, Magistrate Nishantha Peiris ordered the Director General of the Colombo National Hospital to submit a comprehensive report on whether former SDIG Anura Senanayake had received treatments at the CNH or any other hospitals from 2003 to date (regarding his so- called illnesses). The magistrate also ordered the DG to submit a medical report on the present medical condition of the SDIG and the necessity for him to be treated continuously at a paying ward in the CNH.

The prosecution said that the suspects -- former SDIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera -- had been charged under Sections 113 (Conspiracy) and 32 (Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of acommon intention) of the Penal Code, and that according to the provision in Section 13 of the Bail Act, a person who had been charged with an offence punishable with death or with life imprisonment, shall not be released on bail except by a judge of the High Court.

They had been arrested by the CID and charged under Sections 113 (Conspiracy) and 32 (Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the Penal Code in connection with the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

Considering that the suspects had already filed revision bail applications in the High Court, the magistrate re-remanded the suspects till September 21.

The former SDIG and the former Crimes OIC have also been charged with causing the disappearance of evidence, fabricating false evidence, using it to shield the offender and conspiring under Clauses of 189,198 and 296 of the Penal Code. (Shehan Chamika Silva)


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  Comments - 23

  • Thomas Ranger Friday, 09 September 2016 11:28 AM

    No way. According to MS, those pada yathras are suffering from 'kara gata' .

    Amanda Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:40 PM

    This guy not arrested yet...?

    sanga Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:12 PM

    I would expect the Carlton house to be in the network but whats wrong with that Honestly neutrally this doesnt prove anything via DM Android App

    JOLLY BIRD Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:25 PM


    rosebud Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:47 PM

    We expect the truth to be established eventually and the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Surely that is why any nation has investigative and judicial systems. via DM Android App

    deen Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:56 PM

    Be patient, Duminda behind bars, wait for the next person.

    Lal Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:34 PM

    At least Duminda is in the death row now his masters will join him soon

    ananda Thursday, 08 September 2016 01:18 PM

    We expect the perpetrators of this murder too to be sentenced to death. We can observe the judicial system is coming back to its lost glory. via DM Android App

    bindu Thursday, 08 September 2016 01:43 PM

    What is the big interest JMO Ananda Samarasekera had, to come to hospital in an unofficial hour with a lorry and to take away the body parts of a died person. May be he wanted to cremate the parts according to Buddhist rights out of sympathy or destroy them to safeguard the few chaps whom he worshiped.

    Rohini Thursday, 08 September 2016 01:55 PM

    Anura Senanayake is he a human ? . I don't think so he was so currupt and with what authority and arrogance the man got about his work, he was above any law in the country. How is he in hospital ? It's a fake illness and hats odd to the judge for requesting health reports. Please god bless this brave and honest judge.

    aruna Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:11 AM

    ok good. now when are you going to arrest someone ? near election perhaps ?

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 08 September 2016 03:29 PM

    He is the odd job man for the Rajapakse's. He used also collect money laundering on behalf of Temple Trees. Probably he got carrots for that and that why he can afford to stay in Merchant Ward even for 5 years.

    Moorkara Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:27 AM

    this is another drama... will never arrest any one till the next election ...its a useless hope for Thajudeens family and justice seekers ... via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:31 AM


    johan Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:56 AM

    Though there is a delay, the CID and the court are going on the correct path to conclude the case.

    Premalal Thursday, 08 September 2016 04:10 PM

    All roads lead to Carlton House.

    Warren Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:05 AM

    Why is Former JMO not arrested so far.

    Gandaya Thursday, 08 September 2016 04:13 PM

    true story via DM Android App

    Unchikun Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:18 AM

    No surprise!

    TRUE MAN Thursday, 08 September 2016 04:36 PM


    reihan Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:13 AM

    Very comprehensive report indeed

    ANTON Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:16 AM

    Law is prevailed..justice will be prevailed at the end of the one can hide from it..

    dilhan Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:19 AM

    @Reihan True that. I am as a lawyer always reading DM lae related stories where all the Acts and legal matters are sufficiently included. And I didnt see this story anywhere else yet. Plus point for DM.

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