Making an explosive statement in open court before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate, a suspect former Army Intelligence Unit member, said today that the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) promised to make him a state witness, provide security and a foreign job if he had implicated a senior Army Officer to have been involved in the assassination of the Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga.
The former Army Intelligence member, Kandegedara Priyawansa who had been arrested and detained for alleged involvement in the assassination of the Sunday Leader Editor made this statement when the inquiry was taken up before the Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Ms. Nirosha Fernando.
“The TID promised to make me a witness and offered a foreign job if I implicated a senior army officer for the murder”, he said
The Army Intelligence member and a garage owner in Nuwara Eliya, Pichchei Jesudasan are in custody for allegedly being involved in the assassination of the newspaper editor.
So so so, the known secret is coming out as to who killed Lasantha.
gundacracko Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:34 PM
This is what happens within the Govt nowadays while people are still remaining swayed by the war victory. When will we learn?
Concerned Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:55 PM
But is his life safe?
C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:15 PM
Mind you, we live in a country like this.
luxmi Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:09 PM
truth is to be out one day
ranjith Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:35 PM
May be the so called TID.
simple mind Thursday, 12 May 2011 03:01 PM
maybe not as much as what you recvd from your masters.
Shalini Thursday, 12 May 2011 03:33 PM
I feel your a double agent!
Mr Punctilious Thursday, 12 May 2011 03:30 PM
Why don't you just change the word "intelligent" to 'intelligence' so that that story reads properly?
Jj Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:27 PM
Now time to see RISE AND FALL OF ........... in SL.
The TIGER Friday, 13 May 2011 02:03 AM
TID- DONT HIDE THE TRUTH-
J Dan Friday, 13 May 2011 03:27 AM
The Truth will come out soon. Lasantha was a grate fearless Journalist, Grate man.
Burampi Friday, 13 May 2011 04:10 AM
We want the truth to know, Who is behind this killing. Some one can harm this person.
Sue Friday, 13 May 2011 04:32 AM
If the witness can state without fear which Senior Army Officer the TID wanted implicated, the mystery of who killed Lasantha will most probably be solved.
christo Friday, 13 May 2011 04:41 AM
At this rate all you guys who write on this comments column including me will have to apply for asylum. The curse of our country are the politicians. They have no regard to life nor ethics. We should all boycott elections to the point where the abstentions are greater than the voters to drive a point home to these scum bags.
lankaman Friday, 13 May 2011 06:07 AM
I salute him for his guts. Still there are some who will bow down only to justice and law
malkanthi Friday, 13 May 2011 06:32 AM
People are aware of all hierarchy and disintegration today, it is mainly 'cos people like you supporting terrorism to destroy a nation.
TRUTH Friday, 13 May 2011 09:06 AM
Before we see RISE AND FALL, we will not have our RICE AND CURRY. GOD BLESS THE BANANA REPUBLIC
Kalawedda Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:12 PM
Are you telling the truth NOW?
toejoe Thursday, 12 May 2011 10:54 AM
COMING COLOUR NO GOOD
wara Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:09 AM
May the good gods bless this soldier for telling the truth and nothing but the truth!
wara Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:13 AM
Finally the truth is out!
malkanthi Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:39 AM
Finally he will be MIA.
robinson Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:44 AM
In accordance with my religion God is great. If you do wrong nobody can escape from God.
Saho Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:32 AM
May need to protect his life. Mr Mervin - this a real suicide mission. Learn from him
Hemantha Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:39 AM
B R A V O >>>>>
Samansiri Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:49 AM
The best governance in the World
Dinithi Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:49 AM
Nobody can be trusted. His statement implies TID conspiracy. But is the officer himself a part of anti TID conspiracy. Usually intelligence cardres are double agents. He could be tru and also he could be a lier. We do not know what the truth is.
deepal Thursday, 12 May 2011 10:37 AM
Dear Lasantha, still we love you !
local boy Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:17 PM
how much this guy receive from US?
sam Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:52 PM
sorry to be a sri lankan..
concept of country first is a blunt lie....
spark Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:58 PM
It is certainly getting hotter and hotter by the day for the hierachy in the MOD. Hope more true revelations can cause a real fry in this country.
Black Mamba Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:59 PM
Or is it another red herring?
lasanthav Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:48 PM
all hard core criminal must step down. this is better for SL peoples. best for democracy,
AK Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:11 PM
a garage owner?? haha! unless Lasantha wrote something that affected his business, i cant see why a garage owner would have a motive for killing him! what a farce our justice system is!
Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:35 PM
The Truth is out There, but there could be a serious threat to his life for coming out with the truth: the rarest and most dangerous commodity in the country at the moment.
pathetic country Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:40 PM
hope fully more innocent accused people will tell the truth courageously and help to find the real criminals!!
God save this person!
Thushara Perera Thursday, 12 May 2011 01:26 PM
Is this the way government or its Department treating their War heroes? Ashamed to be born as a Sri lankan.!!! Is this what This poor soldier plucking at the end for his service?
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