Lasantha killing: Ex DIG makes confidential statement

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Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Hemantha Adhikari yesterday made a confidential statement regarding the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor late Lasantha Wickrematunge before Mount Lavina Magistrate Mohamed Mihail.

The statement was made in the Magistrate’s Chamber.

When the case was called, on previous hearing (February,16), the CID informed Court that former Senior DIG Hemantha Adhikari, who held previous investigations into the murder of Mr Wickrematunge, had volunteered to make a statement to the Magistrate regarding the murder.

Earlier, the Court had impounded the passports of former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jayantha Wickewmaratne, former DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Senior DIG Hemantha Adhikari following submissions made to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court by the CID regarding the investigations follows into the murder case.

The CID had arrested former Crimes OIC Mount Lavinia Tissa Sugathapala and former DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara on alleged concealing of evidence into the investigations of the former Editor’s murder.

Both suspects were ordered to be remanded till March 02 by Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • SENA Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:12 AM

    Killing in public.............Statement confidential

    johan Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:15 AM

    It is very strange in our country Law enforcing officers committing most of the crimes. They carry out these crimes on the order some politicians.Bringing shame for Sri Lanka

    Don Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:09 AM

    but our people are still voting for these same politicians and this is more shameful and disgusted.

    Jaliya Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:00 PM

    Now is the time to lease the government sector to a foreign and industrially developed nation, if not we can repeatedly talk about the same issues for the next 25 years. Sorry China and India is disqualified....

    Zinki Nate Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:09 PM

    Ill gotten money is served to the poor remote villages as beneficial and sad to say that some of the temples too benefit out of this program and not forgetting the garbage that pours out from their mouth that stench!

    Appu Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:21 AM

    Take Ali Baba and forty thieves to custody and interrogate them. You will find the murderer immediately

    Ram Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:33 AM

    Why make a confidential statement, Can the Magistrate release it for investigation purposes.

    Attorney Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:05 AM

    When a statement is made to a magistrate then it would be trusted 100% if the case is sent to high court,whereas statement to police are often tampered later by the untrustworthy police

    Pachaya Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:51 AM

    SF in trouble.Fortunately not in the country

    Samitha Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:53 AM

    Culprits still moving freely due to political interference and country in utter chaos due to lack of proper Decisions.

    das Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:00 AM

    What did he say in confidence?

    Bala Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:12 AM

    This shows the extent the Police was USED and threatened to do the bidding of the Masters of a previous regime. Our misled voters have not yet recongnised the threat to themselves by giving power to the power hungry.

    Rasheed Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:28 AM

    Why confidential statement, is he safe guarding the top politician?

    sara Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:48 AM

    Yes, RG

    Ceylon Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:42 AM

    Not remand,hang these criminals without delay.

    Jaliya Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:08 PM

    Lasantha, I know you can see all this is unfolding very slowly from up there.... the end is near to the murders and they are feeling the heat under their asses.

    Psychiatrist Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:07 PM

    You need immediate help.Honestly .

    Aruna Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:09 PM

    King Dutugemunu destroyed King Elara, Sinhalese coward Ahalepola and many traitors, so we have Sri Lanka with majority of Sinhalese.

    Mohan Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:42 PM

    Say something relevant.

    VJ Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:11 PM

    Probably confessed to concealing vital evidence. An offense punishable by law.

    Bala Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:32 PM

    Not punishable if you turn Crown Witness and tell the truth.

    Harry Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:39 PM

    Lasantha

    SENA Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:53 PM

    who is he ?

    punchinilame Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:30 PM

    Obviously, this Officer is tactful to even turn Crown Witnesshe must save his life from the Top man who was involvedin the murder - he still could remove this Officer from thisworld.

    dharmapala Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:24 PM

    Remand three criminal with out delay


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