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.
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.