Lasantha’s murder: Police can’t come to a conclusion on suicide note

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IGP Pujith Jayasundara yesterday said the Police were unable to come a conclusion regarding the suicide note allegedly written by the retired army officer who claimed responsibility for the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Speaking to the media after attending an event in Vauvniya, he said the CID had carried out a separate investigation into the alleged suicide of the army officer who was found hanging.

The IGP also said the reason behind the suicide note should be investigated.

“There are certain facts that should be considered before declaring the note is genuine. We should first find out why he made such a claim and whether it was a personal or job related issue. Things that prompted him not only to make such a claim but also pushed him to take his own life should be thoroughly investigated. Investigations should verify whether his suicide was a result of mental pressure or any threats leveled on him,” IGP Jayasundara said. (Romesh Madushanka)

 

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  • Don Monday, 17 October 2016 04:59 AM

    Didnt the driver identify the person already in custody This should be investigated separately. If he was guilty and felt truly remorseful a confession to the police in person makes sense. Phone records and bank accounts should be scrutinized. Give the widow police protection and monitor her. via DM Android App

    Leo Monday, 17 October 2016 05:53 AM

    The police of SL are very capable of investigating matters with limited resources. However its no mystery that Lasanthas killing is politically motivated therefore this will end up unsolved similar to the murder is Wasim Thajudeen. via DM Android App

    kk Monday, 17 October 2016 07:32 AM

    waiting for president s comments via DM Android App

    kaboos Monday, 17 October 2016 09:29 AM

    there are wise people and other wise

    Lowkey Monday, 17 October 2016 09:47 AM

    Please stop speninf on these stuff and give us electricity back via DM Android App

    anton@nationalpvc.com Monday, 17 October 2016 09:52 AM

    PLEASE ARREST THE REAL KILLER BEFORE HE GOES ON KILLING SOME MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE.

    German Jacob Monday, 17 October 2016 10:03 AM

    Sir, having this letter you could catch the Big fish who ordered this murder.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 17 October 2016 10:05 AM

    Won't you smell two main VVIP's from the previous regime are involved in this murder.

    Sincere Monday, 17 October 2016 10:47 AM

    God saw everything happened!

    K shantha Monday, 17 October 2016 11:10 AM

    This is only a good merry go round and round. ..and no end. Guy by the time, gone 5 years no culprit found , face the elections with no work done. That's how we did in 2003 and clear signs that is being repeated again

    Bubble Banda Monday, 17 October 2016 11:20 AM

    You mean to say wise people whom operated White Vans those days.

    ananda Monday, 17 October 2016 11:41 AM

    First get Clarence from Maitripala before further investigating Gota this case. via DM Android App

    Madiya Sunday, 16 October 2016 05:44 PM

    It not the person who pulled the trigger that has to be punished. It is the person who gave the order that has to be brought before justice. The circumstances in this case is very very fishy with Sri Lanka falling back to the black age again.

    Selvyn Sunday, 16 October 2016 06:16 PM

    Its no doubt the issue has become complicated.Now the ball is in their. They ought to find the top man who remote controlled this job via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Sunday, 16 October 2016 06:26 PM

    The SL armed forces after independence has been up to notorious activity since independence and has unlimited impunity and arrogance in criminal acts committed on her own citizens, much of it orchestrated by our own incompetent Political Leaders. The recent statement by no other than the President of this country and this mysterious suicide / murder speaks a lot of the continuity of this activity.


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