4 December, 2020

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CID Summons Ex-IGP And Several Ex-DIGs Over Lasantha Murder

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) summoned ex- IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne, ex-DIGs Prasanna Nanayakkara and Chandra Wakishta this week for questioning over the assassination of Sunday Leader founding editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Ex- IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne

Ex- IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne

The questioning had centered around the missing notebook of Wickrematunge, which went missing while in police custody. The notebook had reportedly contained numbers of vehicles that had been following Wickrematunge prior to his assassination.

During an earlier questioning, ex-IGP Wickramaratne had claimed that he had no knowledge about the notebook, although it is believed that during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term, several attempts were made to suppress the investigation.

Last week, the CID arrested a Sergeant Major attached to the Army Intelligence Unit in connection to the murder. He is currently in remand.

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    Suppressing investigation into a murder by the Police higher-ups,is good as murder.
    The Police force in this country is a disgrace!

    • 13
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      In Every country you find police murder squared like this..that is the reason international judicial system started..bring them to Sri Lanka..

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      If guilty all these guys should lose their pension and then thrown in jail.

  • 7
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    So, now all the investigations of all crimes sincerely and seriously taken forward and punished? That is leaving alone behind the Genocide Investigation UNHRC has asked to investigate.(We understand that Appe Andu can not do that because its sovereignty stems out only by killing minorities by pogroms and Chemical bombs – So if those are investigated Lankawe will be sold to America, without anything left for China.) Other than Pillaiyan, all other high profiles (even the much smaller non Tamil, Sinhala Official and political goons. further, to avoid Pillaiyan’s testimony against Old King, he is investigated under PTA and Pararajasingham murder is categorized with Yoheswaran, Amirthalingam like murders-put together with LTTE) are in the Prison or Army hospitals,which are another 5 star hotels served by doctors and nurses. (Unless this investigation drama is played by Yahapalanaya New Royal crooks, these building can be used to treat real patients with real doctors and nurses!

  • 15
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    If these people who were stooges of MR and GR must know that more than anything Karmic forces act on them this life itself. If they were involved they must be arrested and charged for conpiracy on a criminal activity

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      An ancient Tamil stanza says, a calf let loose in a herd of cows unerringly fetches its mother. Likewise karma makes no mistake in identifying the culprit.

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    This man Wickremaratne and Gota are mango friends and did gota’s dirty work.Immediately after Wickremaratne retired as IG, Gota appointed him as Additional Secretary in the Defence Ministry to continue doing the dirty work.Wickremaratne and and the other murderer ex DIG Prasanna Nanayakara were extremely close in the police.

    Nanayakara would have gone to jail if not for Wickremaratna helping him in a big timber racket in which he made millions of rupees.With part of that loot he purchased a valuable land land and built a luxury house worth millions at Fairfield Gardens in Borella.He gave a good amount to Wickremaratna for his help.Nanayakara has also brought a 50 acre tea estate in his daughter’s name. The daughter lives in Australia and went to Monash University and her education and accomadation in Melbourene was paid by the father costing millions.How can a police man even a DIG pay this amount of cash without robbing?.He has also bought two luxury houses in the most expensive area of Toorak in Melbourne spending millions of dollars.Nanayakara was DIG Mount Lavinia and his kappan work is well known among the business people of that area.He was DIG in this police division when Lasnatha was murdered.

    Police Deapartment should be happy that it’s good name that was ruined by murderers and theives like Wickremaratne and Nanayakara is been saved by this investigation.

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    Jayantha Wickremaratne was one of the most corrupt police officers. All criminals consulted his wife as a lawyer, so that he could use influence and bail them. Of course higher price with a promised guarantee of bail!

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    Batalanda Ranil, I thought would spring clean only our War Winning Srilanakan Armed Forces to prepare the stables for Royal Drop outs , Vellala Kids, and Wahabis, to protect his Federal States of North East and Megapolis?.

    Looks like he wants to clean up the Police Hierarchy too, who did a fantastic job guarding the South from Tamil Terrorists.

    May be Batalanda has no faith in them to guard the Megapolis , because 8.5 Million there would be all Elite, Anglican, and Diaspora Dual Citizens living alongside Vellalas. and the rich Wahabis..

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      /Looks like he wants to clean up the Police Hierarchy too, who did a fantastic job guarding the South from Tamil Terrorists./

      Tamil terrorists like Lasantha? He is Lasantha, NOT LasanthaN.

      All Tamil names are terrorist names for KASmalam. Poor KASmalam, who can never ever reveal his real identity. Even his moother will despise him for his filthy views!

  • 5
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    Sumanasekera,

    You are an idiot and disgrace to the civil society. It seems you an outright sinhala buddhist racist. You sound like sour grapes. You are an illiterate scoundrel. If you have the will you too can go overseas provided you have the qualifications.I have come across so many sinhalese and worked down south for six years never did I find a person of your calibre. You from slums and gutters.

    Don’t you ever write these nonsense.

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    Prasanna Nanayakara former DIG Mount Lavinia involved in this case is one of the biggest crooks and murederers.He is famous in the police for these things.With all his robbery and bribe taking he today lives in a super luxury house in Fairfield Gardens , off Cotta Road in Borella Colombo 8.Even he is retired he still has a “No Parking” sign on both sides of his luxury house and does not allow any one to park in front of his luxury house even though this is a public road.Think then the power this buggier would have had when he was in the police.His house is in the new section of Fairfield Gardens in Borella, two houses before the last house on the right hand side of the second by lane of Fairfield Gardens.( when you come from Borella junction side)

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    Kalyanarathna.

    Thanks for the GPS.
    Any takers?

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    The Sri Lankan police is corrupt to the core. From top to bottom all take bribes. Traders are compelled to give a monthly contribution to the cops to be free from police harassment. If there is one person who knew the killers of Lasantha Wickrematunga, it is Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. When the BBC correspondent asked GR who killed Lasantha, GR answered angrily raising voice that anyone would have killed him because he created many enemies by writing against them. During the time as defense secretary GR was the lord of all monarch. He never thought nemesis will catch up with him so soon.

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