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Jan 21, 2017

Fonseka quizzed over Lasantha murder

The CID has recorded a statement from Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka over the murder of Lasantha Wickramatunga.

The minister, who appeared before the CID last afternoon, had left around 7.30pm, reports say.

He had stated that former Defence Secretary - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should be responsible for this murder.

It is learnt that Fonseka has revealed to the CID of special operations carried out by a group of military intelligence officers summoned to Colombo from Jaffna during the last stages of the war as well as details of the camps from which this group had operated from.

He had further said the relevant group had operated directly under the instructions of the Ministry of Defence.

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