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Alleged suicide note: Rtd. Army officer claims he killed Lasantha

14 October 2016 07:11 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 52-year-old retired sergeant major attached to the Intelligence Unit of the Army had allegedly committed suicide after writing a letter claiming that he had assassinated Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Sgt. Major Ilandarage Jayamanne, was a resident of Dehipitiya Road at Karandupana in Kegalle.

The letter had been titled ‘To whom it may concern’, according to the Kegalle Police.

The letter claimed he was responsible for the murder and his friend Malinda Udalagama was innocent and therefore had requested the authorities to release him.

The father of three had requested that his letter be handed over to the Intelligence Unit. (Saman Wijaya Bandara)



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  Comments - 18

  • Don Saturday, 15 October 2016 08:06 AM

    Check his familys bank accounts and financial capability for the next five years. Check his phone records Why didnt udulagama become state witness via DM Android App

    Punny Pellow Saturday, 15 October 2016 09:00 AM

    Now, who killed him?

    Vignes Saturday, 15 October 2016 10:00 AM

    Who asked to kill him ?please find out.

    lion Sunday, 16 October 2016 06:01 AM

    ha ha no one will buy this story

    Jonson Saturday, 15 October 2016 10:26 AM

    Intelligent service could start a fresh probe from majors family the reason to kill lasantha. Is any personal dispute among them. via DM Android App

    Sharon Friday, 14 October 2016 06:51 PM

    Commander of the army via DM iOS App

    menhage Friday, 14 October 2016 07:15 PM

    Unexpected twist on the case! :o

    Madiya Friday, 14 October 2016 07:18 PM

    Fishy! Was a note planted on a dead man hung to get someone else off the noose.

    Hiran Friday, 14 October 2016 07:19 PM

    Wow, plot thickens!

    ziyard Friday, 14 October 2016 07:25 PM

    this is a conspiracy as this man has retired from army in 2007 and ekneligoda was murdered in 2009...

    De Silva Friday, 14 October 2016 07:28 PM

    Can we believe this?

    Hassanda Friday, 14 October 2016 07:32 PM

    Good Drama By Gota n Rajapakses Maybe President want to end the Lasantha's episode by closing this case n to Get Gotha to take part in active politics Along with the president

    The Absconder Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:07 AM

    Army officer claiming he killed Lasantha does not solve the case. The point is who ordered him to kill Lasantha is the main murderer, and should go behind him. remember what goes around comes around and no one has power over that.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 14 October 2016 07:49 PM

    Very fishy . Everything going to be topsy turvy.

    jml Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:37 AM

    handsome ransom for suicide via DM Android App

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 15 October 2016 12:14 PM

    Difficult to find now as he is dead and gone.

    Wise Donkey Sunday, 16 October 2016 01:37 PM

    Anything is possible in our country. The dead man even can talk......

    Naman Saturday, 15 October 2016 12:33 PM

    This is not a good sign for our country's progress. More misery for people and 'yahapalanaya' only for the current and past rulers.

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