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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 - 10:58
Lasantha Wickramathunga Murder: Army Official Further Remanded
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The sergeant from the Army Intelligence Unit who was arrested in connection with the alleged murder of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga has been remanded until August 11.  The suspect was remanded when he was produced before Mt. Lavinia Magistrate this morning.

The suspect was arrested on July 16 when he appeared at the CID to record a statement.

Later the driver of late Lasantha Wickramatunga identified the suspect during an identification parade stating that he had been kidnapped by the suspect.

Wickramatunga was shot dead in a high security zone in Aththidiya while he was driving to his office on January 8, 2009.

Former IGP Mahinda Balasuriya was questioned by the CID for over 4 hours on July 29th.

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