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Monday, 10 August 2015 - 8:18
Update : Thajudeen's death cannot be declared a murder yet: Says the Police
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Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that ruggarrite Wasim Thajudeen’s death cannot be declared a murder until the Magistrate inquiry into the death is concluded.

Addressing a media conference this afternoon, ASP Gunasekera said that nobody has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris ordered on August 6th to exhume the body of Thajudeen who died under mysterious circumstances three years ago. The court order was issued following a request made by the CID to continue further investigations.

Accordingly, the body of former ruggarrite Wasim Thajudeen was exhumed before Mt. Lavinia Additional Magistrate Praharsha Ranasinghe in the Dehiwala Jumma Mosque cemetery this morning.

Thajudeen’s body which was mysteriously burnt inside his car was found on the road near Shalika Sports ground in Narahenpita on May 17th 2012. Later, police stated that the incident was a motor accident.

However, the CID reported to the Colombo Chief Magistrate on July 27th that the death of late Wasim Thajudeen was suspicious. CID also stated the investigations have revealed the victim had been attacked with a sharp object to his neck, and was beaten with a blunt object.

A brother and a sister of late Thajudeen and the Moulavi who performed religious rites were present today at the exhumation of late Thajudeen’s body. Late Thajudeen’s relatives identified the body, and at their request, the media was not allowed to cover the exhumation.

The postmortem is scheduled to be held by a panel of doctors led by Colombo Chief JMO Ajith Tennakoon.

When the body of late Thajudeen was taken away from the cemetery for investigations, a group of people staged a protest outside the cemetery.

Our correspondent stated that the protesters displayed placards which carried the photograph of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.




Update: Monday, 10 August 2015 - 19:25
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Body of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen exhumed

The body of former ruggarrite Wasim Thajudeen who died under mysterious circumstances was exhumed before Mt. Lavinia Additional Magistrate Pra-harsha Ranasinghe this morning.

The body was exhumed under a court order issued by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peries on August 6th.

The remains were kept in the custody of Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ajith Tennakoon for further investigations.

Ruggarrite Wasim Thajudeen’s body which was mysteriously burnt with his car inside was found on the road near Shalika Sports ground in Narahenpita on May 17th of 2012.

The CID, after conducting the investigations with regard to this incident for the second time, informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that the death of Thajudeen is suspicious.

The CID further said that investigations revealed the victim had been attacked with a sharp object in his neck, and was beaten with a blunt object.

However, the media were not allowed to cover the exhumation of Thajudeen’s body today following a request made by the family of late Thajudeen.

However police Media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera who was present at the scene expressed his views to the media after the exhumation of the body of late Thajudeen.

The post mortem is scheduled to be held by a panel of doctors led by Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ajith Tennakoon.

Among the other members of the panel are Dean of the Colombo Medical Faculty Professor Jin Perera and Deputy Judicial Medical Officer S.G.A. Hevage.

After the exhumation of the late Thajudeen’s body, Colombo Chief Judicial Medial Officer Ajith Tennakoon told the media that a scientific investigation would be held and a report would be submitted to Court as soon as possible.

When the body of late Thajudeen was taken away from the cemetery for investigations, a group of people staged a protest outside the cemetery.

Our situation correspondent stated that the protesters displayed placards which carried the photograph of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.





















Update : Monday, 10 August 2015 - 10:11
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Body of Ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen to be exhumed today

Body of ruggerite Vaseem Thaajudeen is scheduled to be exhumed this morning.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishaantha Peiris gave permission to CID recently to exhume the body.

While the CID and the Attorney General’s Department requested Court that the body be exhumed, the Additional Magistrate had said that he would give his verdict with regard to the request.

Accordingly giving his verdict Additional Magistrate Nishaantha Peiris informed that the body be exhumed.

The Additional Magistrate ordered Cemetery Curator, relevant Grama Niladhari and Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ajith Tennakoon to assist the exhumation.
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