Published On : Sat, Jul 30th, 2016

Former IGP questioned over Lasantha Wickrematunge killing

LasanthaFormer Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya was questioned on Friday July 29,  in connection to the murder investigation of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge.

According to the police, the former IGP was summoned and questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department.The CID recently arrested an Army Seargent Major recently over the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge.

During an identification parade held at the Mount Lavinia ‘s Court, the driver of Lasantha Wickremetunge identified the Army Seargent Major as the individual who kidnapped him, after the murder of Wickremetunge.

Journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge was killed on January 9,  2009, in the Attidiya area.

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