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Friday, 25 December 2015 - 19:17
SLMC initiates an investigation on the former Colombo Judicial medical officer who conducted Thajudeen’s first autopsy
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The President of the Medical Council Professor Carlo Fonseka stated that the Sri Lanka Medical Council has initiated an inquiry on the former Judicial Medical officer of Colombo, Ananda Samarasekera who performed the first autopsy on the remains of ruggerite  Wasim Thajudeen, after they received a court order.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peris ordered the Medical Council to conduct an inquiry on Dr. Samarasekera and submit the findings to Court when the case with regard to the Thajudeen’s death was called before on December 10th.

 

Previously, the first post mortem conducted on the remains of Wasim Thajudeen whose burnt body was found inside a car near Shalika Sports ground at Narahenpita on May 17th, 2012 concluded that the death was due to a motor accident.

However, a second autopsy conducted by a team of doctors led by Dr. Ajith Tennakoon revealed that Thajudeen’s death was a homicide, while the team also informed the court that some bone fragments in late Thajudeen’s leg were missing.

The President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council Professor Carlo Fonseka said that the inquiry will ascertain whether the former Colombo Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekera has followed the accepted medical ethics in conducting the post mortem on late Thajueen.

Meanwhile, the CID has recorded statements from several police officers including a former DIG in charge of Colombo S.A.D.S. Gunawardana who conducted investigations on the death of Wasim Thajudeen.  

In addition, the Police Media Spokesman’s office stated that statements were recorded from the police team on an order issued by the court.

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