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Lasantha's killing: Suspect identified by driver

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The suspect taken into custody in connection with killing of Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickramathunga has been identified by the man who was driving Mr. Wickramatunga's vehicle at the time he was killed.

The suspect was today remanded till August 3 by Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Mohamed Sahabdeen.

The suspect Prem Ananda Udalagama served as a staff sergeant in the army intelligence unit. He was arrested on the 15th and then remanded till the date of the identification parade.

The witness identified the suspect at the identification parade held in the presence of the Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Sulochana Weerasinghe.

Attorney Athula S. Ranagala and Kasun Apasinghe who appeared for the aggrieved party said another witness had seen the man who shot Mr. Wickramatunga and the court also permitted the CID to hold an identification parade to identify this suspect. (Dayarathna Pathirana)

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  • Mason Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:58 PM

    Hope a scapegoat is not being produced.

    Mohammad Fazeel Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:05 PM

    The mills of God grind slow, but Sure!

    Selvyn Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:07 PM

    Now the sharks must be in hot waters. via DM Android App

    Selvyn Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:09 PM

    What a pleasant person. We lost a gentleman journalist. via DM Android App

    Hubert Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:18 PM

    Arrest the culprit who gave orders including the commander in chief

    Ture Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:28 AM

    Absolutely correct !!

    sam Thursday, 28 July 2016 05:19 AM

    This cannot be believed this government wants some hoe to fix some one and the person may have been pointed out to the driver so that he can identify it is . This is a shit thing that these people are with hunting the forces personnel Ranil you better wait the day when you need the forces is not too far away and then they will look the other way

    kaboos Thursday, 28 July 2016 08:42 AM

    the moon, the sun and the truth never can be hidden (Lord Buddha)

    Perera Thursday, 28 July 2016 08:55 AM

    Agreed 100%

    No justice for army killing Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:28 AM

    Acquit the persons as they arr of the UNTOUCHABLE army fellows.


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