Colombo Telegraph

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 of the government under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was killed in January 2009 while he was on his way to work.

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