Lasantha killing: Fmr. Mt. Lavinia crimes OIC remanded

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Former Mount Lavinia police Crimes OIC Tissa Sugathapala, who is the first suspect in connection with the killing of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge, was produced before Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohamed Mihail by the CID yesterday.

The suspect was ordered to be remanded till February 16.

The CID arrested the suspect over the alleged attempt to destroy and conceal evidence of the case involving the senior journalist's killing.

During the previous hearing, the CID told the Mount Lavinia Magistrate that investigations into Lasantha’s murder had uncovered an alleged attempt by the Mount Lavinia Police and the TID to destroy vital evidence of the killing.

On an earlier occasion, the CID filing a report informed Court that on the day before Lasantha’s killing, an officer from the Maradana Tripoli Market Army Intelligence unit had trailed his vehicle.

The CID also informed Court that it had initiated further investigations to identify the mobile number of the intelligence officer who had followed Lasantha’s vehicle the day prior to his killing.

The CID said during investigations into the case from March 2015, it had recorded statements from more than 950 persons. Among the witnesses were 295 army intelligence officers, the CID said. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Jonson Saturday, 03 February 2018 07:41 PM

    When an election is near this kind of cases come out Lasantha Tajudeen very special. via DM Android App

    Charles Saturday, 03 February 2018 10:56 PM

    Thats called politics

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 03 February 2018 09:27 PM

    We only see,remanding and bailing out suspects and not going beyond that. Is it what you call justice.

    Mason Saturday, 03 February 2018 09:43 PM

    Spate of activities to hoodwink people to vote for them at the Local Elections. The unkept promises made at the last two elections are still fresh in the minds of the voters, and please do remember you cannot cheat all the people all the time.

    ananda Saturday, 03 February 2018 09:44 PM

    How many more years needed to conclude the case with death sentence to the killers as well as to those who issued instructions in this gruesome murder of this wonderful journalist. So sad to lose a person of this stature. via DM Android App

    Dee Saturday, 03 February 2018 09:48 PM

    Do not touch our 'ranaviruwas'

    Freddy Yong Sunday, 04 February 2018 12:29 PM

    You call this man a 'ranaviruwa', do you. Minimaruwa would be more appropriate.

    Namal Perera Saturday, 03 February 2018 09:50 PM

    What the Citizens are interested in are the unseen forces behind who got them to do the dirty work for them.

    Ex Police Saturday, 03 February 2018 11:00 PM

    Mount Lavinia police and the TID are all involved. Senior TID officers should be arrested.

    Countryman Saturday, 03 February 2018 11:35 PM

    Lasantha's story will run as far these politicians live... but the justice will never be made. What an ungrateful country we live in!!!.

    Mandayan Sunday, 04 February 2018 12:02 AM

    This is going on and on like Zinbhad story.

    Ram Sunday, 04 February 2018 02:41 AM

    Poor officers who have to act on instructions of the political bosses suffer and the politicos who gave instructions will never be touched. What happened the Lalith Weeratunga is a good example

    Ceylon Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:06 AM

    Look at srilanka police.police seems a total garbage mountain.these are the things these criminals doing using uniforms.hang them.

    ANTON Sunday, 04 February 2018 08:10 AM

    P-O-L-I-C-E , POLITE- OBEDIENT- LOYAL - INTELLIGENT - COURAGEOUS - ENCOURAGING ARE THESE CORRECT ? OR BEGIN WITH UN OR NON ?

    Sincere Sunday, 04 February 2018 02:26 PM

    What politicians do and say during election times should not be taken seriously" Ravi Karunanayake said so!

    WE ARE NOT FOOLS Monday, 05 February 2018 07:38 AM

    " You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time: -- . Abraham Lincoln

    Sambo Monday, 05 February 2018 10:09 AM

    During the general election it wont be a surprise if his wife also will be arrested. What shameful politics in this country.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 05 February 2018 12:06 PM

    Mount Lavinia police Crimes OIC Tissa Sugathapala is well known for doing underground work for Politicians and thuggish businessmen of this area.

    Sammy Monday, 05 February 2018 12:08 PM

    From Police OIC Crimes to a criminal!


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