Army Intelligence Officer Premananda Udalagama has been further remanded till September 9.
Udalagama who was arrested last month by the CID in connection to the assassination of Founder Editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, subsequently faced fresh charges in the attack against Upali Tennakoon, who was the former Editor of the Rivira Newspaper.
Last week, during an identification parade, Tennakoon identified Udalagama as the person who attacked him and his wife in Gampaha in 2009.
Udalagama has also been identified as the person who abducted Dias, Wickrematunge’s driver after his death. It is reported that Udalagama had kidnapped Dias because the late Editor’s driver in his intoxicated state had gone around making allegations to the effect that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was behind the assassination.