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Govt. decides to stay mum on Lasantha’s murder probe: Dullas

20 October 2021 08:18 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government has decided to stay mum on the investigations into the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge as well as other emblematic cases.

Asked by Daily Mirror why the Government was silent on the investigations, Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that the Government will not comment on investigations and cases before court or being handled by the Attorney General.

The Government has remained mostly silent on the investigations into the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr and the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 youth.

Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam had informed the Court of Appeal recently not to proceed with the charges against Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda in the 11 youth abduction case.

Alahapperuma said that the incidents were before court or were being handled by the Attorney General and it is not ethical for the Government to get involved.

He said that there are different views being expressed with regards to the cases and those opinions will only strengthen democracy in the country.

However, he said the Government will not make any statement on cases that are before court.(EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 8

  • Kikazaru Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:29 AM

    Over to the UNHRC for action!

    Kikazaru Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:31 AM

    We will wait until the Jukebox is opened to get to the bottom of these cases investigated.

    Terrence Wednesday, 20 October 2021 10:05 AM

    Being silent tantamount to legalizing murder and what a blemish on the 2500 year history and its noble author

    Gona Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:02 PM

    Most ETHICAL regime in the Universe, like reversing judgements given by the judiciary and release murderers. I think these are the ethics meant by this stupid Alahapperuma.

    Bandu Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:06 PM

    Was new AG on a Quid Pro Quo basis ?

    Neil Thursday, 21 October 2021 01:52 AM

    Lasantha was murdered in broad daylight in a high security area. Even a three-year old can guess who was behind this. Unfortunately, those who are behind the murder are now in power.

    N SENA Thursday, 21 October 2021 09:13 AM


    Nimal Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:15 AM

    If the box of secrets is opened, it will be worse than the pandora box!!

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