In a strange twist to the Lasantha Wickrematunge murder, a retired Army Officer today committed suicide while claiming to have killed the slain editor in a suicide note he had left in his house in Kegalle.
In the letter, the retired army officer has requested authorities to release Army Intelligence officer Premananda Udalagama from remand as he had nothing to do with the assassination of Wickrematunge.
However, CID sources told Colombo Telegraph that the Army Officer who committed suicide, retired in 2007 and Wickrematunge was assassinated in 2009.
The retired Army Officer who committed suicide is a 51 year old man and a father of three. His body has been sent to the Kegalle General Hospital for a postmortem. Kegalle Police are currently conducting investigations.