Thajudeen’s phone records could not be retrieved

2015-07-02 07:48:03

Dialog Telekom PLC today asserted by an affidavit to a Colombo Magistrate that it could not provide telephone details pertaining to former Havelock’s Rugby Captain Wasim Thajudeen due to technical and practical limitation. Wasim Thajudeen died under suspicious circumstances in an accident in May, 2012.

Senior Counsel Ranil Samarasooriya with Madhawa Wijeyasriwardane and Manjula Ranasinghe who appeared on behalf of the telecom company made this remarks to Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris.

The Senior Counsel said due to technical and practical limitation the company could only provide telephone details only for a period covering the past three months.

Senior State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake appearing for the CID for the prosecution contended that even though the company asserted that it could not provide some information for more than three months, still the company could provide information on the Emi numbers and the towers that encoded and decoded the messages to the parties. They sought Court to direct the Dialog mobile phone company to provide those details to the CID.

Accordingly, Magistrate Pieris directed Dialog Telekom to provide whatever information it could to the CID and assist the investigations. However, the Magistrate said that the court cannot issue an order directing Telecom Company to provide information which is not in their system.

He also directed the CID to study the affidavit filed in court and make representations if any on the affidavit in court on September 10 to act appropriately.

Former Havelock SC captain Wasim Thajudeen was killed in a road accident in Colombo in May 2012.

According to Police while Thajudeen was driving to the airport he had lost control of the car and crashed into the wall of Shalika Grounds on Park Road Narahenpita and exploded within seconds of the crash.

Although police said the death was accidental, SSP Ajith Rohana on February 26 this year said it was suspicious. He said according to the JMO, his death could not have been due to natural causes. (TFT, LS)

  Comments - 16

  • kamalhot1 Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:26

    What is the telecommunication regulation for this? Why only three months, this is very much doubtful.

    Reply : 9       144

    Mailmen Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:27

    So thats it. Dead end or are the SL detectives more capable. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       14

    Amila Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:38

    TRC = Temporarily Registered Calls

    Reply : 2       16

    Suj Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:41

    It is three months only by telecommunication regulatory commission of Sri Lanka!! Nothing doubtful but merely delay in inquiry by Judiciary led to unavailability of this evidence!!

    Reply : 1       22

    srilankan Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:47

    well this was on the cards...

    Reply : 0       17

    Raz Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:48

    This is hilarious with all modern technology available.Is this the first time this has happened via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       24

    puncha Thursday, 2 July 2015 13:57

    Well even other companies have the same. The law i understand should keep records 7 years please correct me if am wrong.

    Reply : 0       26

    Hiran Thursday, 2 July 2015 14:20

    The phone manufacturer could retrieve these info. DM, pls post this message, as it could help the authorities in the investigation.

    Reply : 2       17

    Sikuru Thursday, 2 July 2015 14:45

    If DialogTV stopped telecasting Sirasa Satana during the Election they could have deleted the phone records as well

    Reply : 1       79

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 2 July 2015 14:59

    This is a well planned and well executed murder. The less said about Dialog, the better, because they are still blindly following the ex-president and his family.

    Reply : 8       87

    Citizen Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:08

    How unfortunate phone records may have been useful. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       48

    citizen Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:22

    If I am not mistaken in earlier cases much older records were produced in the courts.

    Reply : 0       24

    Duminda Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:28

    The murder never gets pain out his entire life like shadow follows him. Law can be cheated many ways during power. No forgiveness for murders by eye of karma. Just count down your days...

    Reply : 0       23

    Push Thursday, 2 July 2015 18:02

    Now it is the turn for the media to do the investigations as to how long these records are kept by other service providers and also other foreign phone operators.

    Reply : 0       20

    mac Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:43

    Nothing will happen just only news...

    Reply : 2       4

    novembersiera Thursday, 2 July 2015 20:20

    creating something out of nothing via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       1

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