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Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge was shot dead by Army intelligence officers, CID Inspector Nishantha Silva told Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammad Sahabdeen today.

He said this while presenting the investigative reports on an Army intelligence officer who was arrested on charges of abducting and detaining the driver who drove Mr. Wickramatunge’s vehicle at the time of his killing.

Earlier, at an identification parade held at the Mount Lavinia Court premises, the driver had identified the Army intelligence officer as the person who abducted and detained him after Mr. Wickramatunge's killing.

Mr. Wickramatunge was shot on the head in broad daylight by two gunmen who had arrived on a motorcycle.

They had forced his vehicle to stop before shooting him dead at Attidiya on January 8, 2009. (Dayaratne Pathirana)

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  • Boonda Friday, 25 November 2016 03:44 PM

    No one can touch the American who has Sri Lankan Presidential dreams.

    vt Friday, 25 November 2016 04:01 PM

    So is it the end of the story or some more episodes to come ?

    Bubble Banda Friday, 25 November 2016 09:10 AM

    Gottabay should be arrested now.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 25 November 2016 09:11 AM

    Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister, now all the eyes are upon you both. Don't protect the culprit.

    J Palitha Friday, 25 November 2016 09:12 AM

    Yahapalanaya - we need Action No. 1 now.

    German Jacob Friday, 25 November 2016 09:17 AM

    Prove yourself Mr. President as a honest person who stands for the truth. We need the arrest order, don't show mercy or never fear to protect your Govt.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 25 November 2016 09:18 AM

    They kept you as a slave and you cried, now the right time to keep the King's family under your feet. Come on Sir....

    J Palitha Friday, 25 November 2016 09:20 AM

    He thinks about protecting the Party and his leadership, he is sloppy... nothing will be done,

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 25 November 2016 09:21 AM

    When President opens his mouth, that is the day the judgement. All the eyes are in him now.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 25 November 2016 09:23 AM

    MS has to decide. He knows the culprit, justice should prevail - that is the public request.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 25 November 2016 09:24 AM

    Honestly the whole world knows the culprit, but President is holding silence. Why? He should have back bone.

    German Jacob Friday, 25 November 2016 09:26 AM

    MR

    Sameen Jan Friday, 25 November 2016 06:47 PM

    Who was killer according to UNP MPs statements in parliament.Who had the motive

    Rasheed Friday, 25 November 2016 10:09 AM

    Stupid, how do you know that he was a terrorist. In MR regime anybody oppose him is taken as terrorist.

    Madiya Thursday, 24 November 2016 08:54 PM

    Well now we need to know who ordered this "Intelligence Officer" to pull the trigger. The public want answers and action.

    pras Friday, 25 November 2016 10:17 AM

    order was given by SF. but he ask for it being on a terrorist pay roll. via DM Android App

    Namal Perera Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:08 PM

    Intelligence Officers has no reason to kill a Journalist who exposed a corrupt ruling family. Obviously they did the dirty work or carried out instructions of a hidden hand. They should pay the penalty for murder and also the one /s who are behind the scene.

    Prime Friday, 25 November 2016 10:18 AM

    "HE" will say "sent to attorney general for advice" ! !

    Lanki Friday, 25 November 2016 06:56 PM

    Lets see how Wijedasa Rajapakshe is going to protect Rajapakse family from this!

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:08 PM

    Mr President, over to you now

    janaka Friday, 25 November 2016 07:01 PM

    Killed for exposing bank accounts in helping hambantota theft and little Gota MIG corruption?

    Rav Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:41 PM

    Please ensure the CID officer in question is well protected.

    kk Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:43 PM

    When is the judgement via DM Android App

    Nallur Sinna Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:46 PM

    While all and sundry are pointing fingers at MR/GR it is also prudent to check up who the commander of the Army at that time... responsibility should start from there.we cant pick and choose

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 25 November 2016 10:54 AM

    So 'they' contract/order killed their 'undesirables'.

    Hadam Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:20 PM

    Say hello to my little friend Gota.

    Judge Friday, 25 November 2016 03:44 AM

    Carry on dreaming

    Keerthi Wijebahu Friday, 25 November 2016 04:24 AM

    This is just an allegation, only thing we have proof is LW is dead, everything else is unproven so far. Court will eventually get tired of giving more and more time for investigation and will dismiss the case. This is also like CIA killed JFK in 1963, good for the show.

    Didi Friday, 25 November 2016 05:59 AM

    nothing wrong with killing a cockroach in a terrorist payroll via DM Android App

    bbod Friday, 25 November 2016 02:24 PM

    Still sucking up to the former dictator. Shame!!

    cheers Friday, 25 November 2016 07:49 AM

    This is all political and why are they going behind Lasantah's killings this govt because his brother is a friend of Ranil and Maithree and he is appointed consul general for sri lankan consulate in Sydney. Are they worried about people they murdered during UNP time from 1977- 1994 no because they say that was an different era and have they even spoken about Richard De Soyza no

    Anton Mcdonald Friday, 25 November 2016 07:50 AM

    Every citizen in this country can guess who ordered the execution. They have done that so effectively without leaving proof. However further investigations are vital to ascertain who was behind the scene.

    Patriot (TM) Friday, 25 November 2016 07:52 AM

    Somebody who killed the enemy may have ordered to kill the enemy's friend too.

    Gayan Perera Friday, 25 November 2016 07:56 AM

    What a horrible thing to say (and believe). This man was a great journalist. His last words are one of the most impressive things I have ever read in my entire life.


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