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* Former police OIC, DIG arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge's killing further remanded
Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 12:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the former senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes OIC, SI Tissa Sugathapala who were arrested over the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.

When the case was called before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today, additional magistrate Lochani Abeywickrema ordered the suspects to be remanded till the 23rd of this month.

Former OIC Sugathapala and the Senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara were aarrested for allegedly concealing evidence and providing false evidence in the murder of former Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigations have revealed that Prasanna Nanayakkara has pressured the former OIC of the Mount Lavinia Police Tissa Sugathapala not to further investigate the murder.

The two suspects have agreed to testify as state witnesses in the case.

The additional magistrate also ordered another suspect in the case, Premananda Udalagama, who has been released on bail, to appear before the court on 29 June.

 

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