Last suspect over the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha acquitted

Friday, 06 September 2013 - 19:11

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The last suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga was acquitted from all charges and released by Mount Lavinia Magistrate Rangajeeva Wimalasena today.

 

Earlier, the suspect told the Court that he had admitted the murder charges on duress.

 

Two suspects were arrested in connection with the Lasantha Wickramatunga murder, and the first suspect died of illness while in custody in October 2011.

 

Meanwhile the Terrorism Investigation Bureau told the Court that the investigations with regard to the murder will continue.