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* Sri Lanka's TID finds connection between Lasantha's assassination and attacks on other editors
Mon, Apr 19, 2010, 06:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) informed the Colombo Magistrate's Court today (19) that two suspects allegedly involved in the assassination of the Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickramathunge in January 2009 were also involved in attacks on several other editors.

The TID told Court that investigations had revealed that two suspects allegedly involved in Wickramathunge's assassination were involved in the attacks on chief editor of Sinhala weekly Rivira, Upali Tennakoon and deputy editor of English weeklyThe Nation, Keith Noyahr.

The Colombo Magistrate Court had granted permission to the TID to detain and question the two suspects.

The two suspects according to the TID are residents of Nuwara Eliya.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Friday (16) informed the Mount Lavinia Magistrate's Court that investigations into the killing of the Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge will be kept confidential until the conclusion of the inquiries due to the existing threat of these reports being leaked into the hands of outside parties.

The CID had informed Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Harsha Setunge that a comprehensive report on the investigations into the killing would be re-submitted to court once the investigations are over.

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