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Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder Investigation: IGP Awaits Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Approval To Interrogate Gota And Fonseka

Amidst loads of criticism for postponing the Local Government Elections for citing different reasons, the Yahapalanaya government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are both delaying in providing authority to question the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaka and current Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka over the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha […]

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Retired Army Officer Says He Killed Lasantha Wickrematunge, Commits Suicide

In a strange twist to the Lasantha Wickrematunge murder, a retired Army Officer today committed suicide while claiming to have killed the slain editor in a suicide note he had left in his house in Kegalle. In the letter, the retired army officer has requested authorities to release Army Intelligence officer Premananda Udalagama from remand […]

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Military Intelligence Officer Further Remanded Over Lasantha Wickrematunge Assassination

The Army Intelligence Officer Premananda Udalagama was further remanded till October 13 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate in connection to the assassination of Sunday leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. Udalagama who was arrested in July by the CID in connection to the Wickrematunge’s assassination was also identified as the culprit who attacked former Editor of […]

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Media Barred, As Remains Of Lasantha Wickrematunge Exhumed For Fresh Autopsy

Under tight security, the remains of Sunday Leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was exhumed today at the Borella general cemetery. The remains were exhumed as part of a fresh investigation to verify the actual reason behind his death. The order to exhume his remains was issued by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate on September 8, following […]

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Lasantha Wickrematunge’s Body To Be Exhumed To Correct Cause Of Death

The remains of Sunday Leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge will be exhumed on September 27. The order was issued today by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate. The order was given on grounds that the postmortem conducted on Wickrematunge was suspicious. The Magistrate granted permission on the request of the CID. Wickrematumge was assassinated in January 2009. […]

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JC Weliamuna Confirms He Appeared For Lasantha Wickrematunge’s Murder Suspect

Lawyer J C Weliamuna has confirmed that he did appear on behalf of Kandegedara Piyawansa, a suspect in the assassination of Sunday Leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. On August 7, 2016, the Colombo Telegraph carried a story under the heading “Weliamuna Appeared For Lasantha’s Murder Suspect Under Rajapaksas’ Watch: TI Director Now Evades Questions” which […]

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Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder: Army Intelligence Officer Remanded

The Intelligence officer who was arrested in connection to the murder of Sunday Leader founding editor Lasantha Wickrematunge has been remanded till July 27 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate. The intelligence officer is a Sergeant Major and was arrested by the CID on Friday over his alleged involvement in the murder. Wickrematunge, a strong critic […]

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Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder: Court Allows CID To Detain And Question Army Intelligence Officer

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate today granted permission to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to detain and question the Army Intelligence Officer in connection to the murder of Sunday Leader founding editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. The Warrant Officer who is attached to the Army Intelligence Unit was arrested by the CID last night. The CID today requested […]

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Army Intelligence Officer Arrested Over Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder

A Warrant Officer attached to the Army Intelligence Unit was arrested last night by the CID in connection to the murder of Sunday Leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. The Army Officer is expected to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court. In May, Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen ordered the Army to hand over […]

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“Handover All Documents in Connection To Lasantha Wickrematunge Assassination To CID” – Court Tells Army

Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen today ordered the Army to hand over all information and other documents connected to the assassination of Sunday Leader founder editor Lasantha Wickrematunge to the CID. The order was issued to the Army Commander, after the CID presented several facts during a hearing this morning. Several documents in relation to […]

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