19 November, 2018

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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.

Lasantha 2015The 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. He was buried at the Borella Cemetery.

When contacted by Colombo Telegraph Lal Wickrematunge brother of Lasantha Wickrematunge stated that the exhumation is done on an application by the CID to Mt Lavinia Magistrate due to the inconclusive report by the JMO at the first instance. The cause of death was given at the time as due to gun shot injuries. There was no exit wound nor spent cartridge/s. The exhumation is to do a further autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.

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    `Maara` seems to have employed `Maara` JMOs to deal with these cases. One JMO bugger is said to have removed some parts of Thajudeen`s body, kept them in a refrigerator and later transported them in a lorry , somewhere! Sounds rather ghoulish. Were they canibals?

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      RE: 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.”

      Everything done under MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa AmaRa MaRa Dhushana MaRa is suspicious.

      Yes. Unearth and get the truth!

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      before they find the cause of death, Mahinda wil come back to power to find another JMO.

  • 14
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    Why don’t they finish Thajudeen’s case first without pulling up everyone from their graves.

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      Every case should find its end.. not only Thadjus.
      Your argument has no basis.

      Baside, Lasantha s is older.

  • 10
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    Oluvatathe Vathune[Did it strike the Head?] was the reaction of MaRa when he was informed of the Murder of Lasantha! He was in the midst of a meeting of the Agriculture officials and those closer to him heard him.Who would have been at the other end of the Phone?

  • 6
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    It is to be hoped that medical officer(s) who abide by the Hippocratic Oath will be present at, and perform the, exhumation/examination.

  • 5
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    This verdict unexpected by the look of laughing Duminda arriving at court expecting his masters to have pulled strings?

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      Looking at the split decision I presume strings were pulled some worked some did not. They will make sure stronger strings are used during the appeal.

  • 2
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    My hope is when this gov changes ( I know soon it will) all the cases from the 87/89 JVP era are also reviewed and those who are guilty are prosecuted. Ranil can go to jail too

  • 6
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    Never let a thug like MR & co to rule. they must be exiled to a island jail

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