Mar 02, 2018

Accused policemen in Lasantha murder betray each other! Featured

Police officers accused of a cover-up of investigations and evidence in the murder of ‘Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge are betraying each other in an attempt at individual innocence, ‘Dinamina’ reports quoting CID sources.

It has come to light that these officers had concealed documents pertaining to the matter.

The CID is obtaining statements from the TID and CID officers involved in the murder investigation in the past and taken custody of the reports they have submitted.

Ex-SP makes confession

The then SP of Mt. Lavinia has made a confession that lasted around two hours.

In the meantime, IGP at the time of the killing, Jayantha Wickremaratne has filed a fundamental rights petition seeking an order to prevent his arrest.

He has said that he had given a statement in 2015 to the CID, and that had he done anything wrong, he could have been arrested then.

Wickremaratne has also said that he had handed over the investigation to the CID after learning that the Army was involved in the killing of the senior journalist.

While the investigation was ongoing, he has said he retired in June 2009, five months after Wickrematunge’s killing.

He has said he did not know why his successor Mahinda Balasuriya handed over the investigation to the TID.

The CID found important documents from the then crimes OIC of Mt. Lavinia police Sugathapala’s home, after which the details of the killing came to light.