Ex-DIG Nanayakkara arrested

2018-02-14 08:19:45

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday arrested the former Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Prasanna Nanayakkara on alleged concealing of evidence into the investigation of the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, Police said.

During the time of the killing of Wickrematunga, DIG Nanayakkara had been in charge of the Mount Lavinia Police Division.

Police said ex- DIG Nanayakkara was arrested due to alleged concealing of evidence related to the investigation of the former Editor’s murder.

He was produced to the Mount Lavinia Magistrates’ courts today and ordered to be remanded till February 16, 2018, by Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Mihlar.

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

  Comments - 24

  • Sid Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:29

    Four days too late.

    Reply : 2       23

    PC Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:31

    Time to complete all these cases without further deals or else the UNP will never win an election this century!

    Reply : 0       44

    Ucnhikun Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:34

    The good side of the UNP lose of the "Local Authorities Elections". What was the "Yahapalanaya" doing during the last three years. They said the Sri Lanka justice system take long to act. Yes, but the people acted in one night.

    Reply : 2       37

    AGAF Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:56

    Too little too late..... No point continuing to arrest small fish

    Reply : 4       30

    AshyD Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:18

    Perfectly right. Catch the BIG FISH.

    Reply : 0       3

    Ceylon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:58

    After one month they all release and go for foreign holidays paid by who ordered the killing.last week people punish sirisena and ranil by votes.better punish with jail.

    Reply : 2       20

    Shehan Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:59

    When the justice delivered ????????????.

    Reply : 1       20

    das Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:05

    Too little too late. But better late than never

    Reply : 0       28

    Justice Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:05

    Do hurry up before we are all dead!!!

    Reply : 0       27

    Sambo Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:07

    So is this another eye wash. I think its comes a little late, as a government you have lost all your respect.

    Reply : 2       20

    Vijeya Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:21

    In the past we gave too much reverence to IGP, Senior DIG, DIG etc, now we have seen how some of them have violated the law and involved in serious crimes themselves. In future no one would give them any special attention just like in Europe.

    Reply : 0       20

    lal Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:30

    at last truth is surfacing slowly but surely public gave the mandate in 2015 to expedite these things and bring the gang to justice but this yahapalanaya put everything under the carpet. now people have shown u the Red light do it faster

    Reply : 2       14

    kasun Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:32

    will he reveal who is master-mind of behind the scene ?

    Reply : 0       19

    Kamalgp Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:13

    You should have done this before the election.

    Reply : 0       18

    Sincere Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:37

    Please do justice to Lasantha. He did not deserve such a cruel death as a journalist!

    Reply : 1       23

    nazrey Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:41

    ohh hats off to Local Govt. Election. next step is after the next Provincial council election.

    Reply : 1       16

    Don Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:54

    Here we go.. MR and SLPP messed with the wrong elephant this time... Cheers

    Reply : 1       21

    Ram Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:52

    The real people who wanted Lasantha killed are enjoying life but the government servants who helped to hide investigation material pay for the crime. Sil Redi too same thing happened. What a sad situation

    Reply : 5       51

    J R Rajasinghe Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:14

    Stop ruining the lives of the career police officers and arrest the man who ordered the assasination. CID has already identified who imported the weapon and who ordered. Arrest the two current ministers responsible for Lasantha and eknaligoda.

    Reply : 1       22

    Ceylon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:52

    Lasantha killed and killers on frequent holidays.three years proved sirisena ranil never punish criminals.lasantha relatives take this case to inrernational court.

    Reply : 1       13

    Ceylon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:56

    Lanka police is the most corrupt and inhuman police in asia.most policemen are same as wild animals.two weeks ago was 70th sad day of independence.

    Reply : 0       15

    karthik Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:19

    With all these past happenings people still vote for these politicians.

    Reply : 0       11

    NIMAL Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:25

    Why only two? what about others who were murdered when unp was in power i.e. Richard De Soyza, Premakeerthi de Alwis? Did the people gave mandate not to investigate them? What a joke taking advantage of the dead.

    Reply : 6       8

    VJ Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:07

    The investigations and the arrest and the subsequent release on bail are all dramas. It is quite obvious our elected leaders have struck deals with the criminals. There could be cases with insufficient evidence, number of cases completed are also waiting AG action. Even at the rate of two cases a month, we could have achieved some progress. Justice should not only be served but must be seen as well. The recent vote is a clear indication of the frustration resulting from no action by the present administration.

    Reply : 0       5

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