Late Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge’s body exhumed- [photos]

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 14:08


The remains of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge are being exhumed at Borella cemetery, 7 years after his tragic death.

On the 8th of September Mt. Lavinia Chief Magistrate Mohamed Sahabdeen ordered that the remains of the former journalist be exhumed.

Accordingly, the exhumation began at 8.30 this morning before Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohamed Mihail.

A team of judicial medical officers are scheduled to conduct a post mortem examination on the remains as per the request of the CID.

The CID informed Court that the judicial medical report is the only documentation that stated that the late Wickrematunge died of gunshot injuries.