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)