17 November, 2018

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SAITM Says They Don’t Have Wasim Thajudeen’s Skeletal Remains

In a new twist to the Wasim Thajudeen murder case, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando has said that his institute does not possess any skeletal remains of the late ruggerite, who was murdered.

Dr. Neville Fernando

Dr. Neville Fernando

In a statement issued, Fernando said, “SAITM records do not reveal that any specimen of the late Mr. Wasim Thajudeen was sent to the institution. SAITM states no authority has visited the institution or inspected any specimens that are in its custody, to date.”

Fernando however assured that he and his institute were willing to co-operate in any investigation and give access to its available specimens which according to Fernando are taken over following due and established process and are documented, supervised and certified by the relevant authorities.

“Such specimens at SAITM are securely kept in its museum and are used for teaching purposes only,” the statement said.

Fernando’s statement comes just days after the CID informed the Court that Thajudeen’s missing skeletal remains were at SAITM. According to the CID, ex-JMO Ananda Samarasekera had sent some of the Thajudeen skeletal remains to SAITM in Malabe.

In August, Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrema in a report submitted to the Colombo Additional Magistrate said that ex-JMO was responsible for the missing body parts of Thajudeen’s body. Jayawickrema said that Samarasekera had acted in an irresponsible manner when conducting the first postmortem, in which Samarasekera ruled Thajudeen’s death was due to an accident. The ex-JMO had later claimed that he had handed over the body parts to two minor staff to store in a freezer but both staff members had denied this.

Samarasekera currently serves as the Professor and Head of Department of Forensic Medicine at SAITM.

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    He would deny it, would n’t he? Who wants to admit that they were illegally harboring stolen government property, material evidence from a criminal investigation? It is up to him to account for what happened to the parcels of body parts sent by former JMO to SATIM where he is working now. If not it is time for CID to take SATIM or the homes and lock up storages of suspects apart to find them.

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      What happened to these men – even if even Daily News of the country revealed lately that 26 body parts of the murdered victim was nevertheless found in the lab of SAITEM.

      Why they the investigators leave those profs that added blatant lies to protect presumably alleged parties – scot free, I really cant undrstand why they let these men to stay not being arrested/jailed yet.

      Having watched a Series of Medical Detectives telecasted from teh US, I thoroughly believe if there is a real interst, this and other high murders carried out by previous regime can easily be found.

      Current investigations for some reasons move not the way Peole of this country every kept the faith in.

      Please authorities hurry up the time is up to catch them by horns.

  • 3
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    I am reminded of the Film- A Perfect Murder,starring Michael Douglas& Gwneth Paltrow!

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    Hello Doctor – Learned doctor “Who Are They” -Please ask your colleague Samarasekera. Did you check inside the Samaraskera’s sarong or lungi? Thajudeen’s skeletal remnants must be there. Character of most of the Top doctors are highly questionable ? bye- Nihal Gunatilake

  • 11
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    SAITAM: You have that JMO and you would find very many “skeletons” in his cupboard.

  • 8
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    Dr Fernando does not seem to undestand the difference between skeletal remains and organs.These criminal medical men defend their back well so much for ethics and morals.

    • 6
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      Medical Proffession is in question for their Honesty , integrity and Ethical Values.
      Who can trust the Srilankan Doctors now. They’re all scratching each other’s backs to hide Murders and evidences.

      They all seem to be Rogues worse than the Looting Past First Family of Srilanka from Medamulana.

      Lavish Dane to Malwatte Mahanayakes on Sunday , Kill , Steal and Lie on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
      How a Noble Proffession has hit the bottom of the Garbage Pile.
      Unimaginable!!

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  • 3
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    Medical profession is in question.
    Lavish Dane on Sunday, Lie and Steel the rest of the days.

  • 0
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    A fundamental question is “are these transfer of material evidence” taking place without appropriate logs, records and documentation. And at both ends – the one who sends and the one who receives?

    Take to task those who are responsible (and living on tax payer money) for the records – that will be one sure-fire way to pursue unearthing truths.

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    This has gone too far. Arrest the former JMO Dr. Ananda Samarasekera and get the truth out of him.

    Surely if he did the first Postmortem he should be totally responsible for the relevant procedure and what happened after that. he cannot pass the “baby & the bathtub” to anyone else.

    He needs to be behind bars, as his first postmortem report concluded that Wasim Thajudeen’s death was accidental. Either he has lied or is incompetent.

  • 0
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    Hello Dr. (Aney Dostara Mahattayo) OKA DENNA NADUWATA AVAISYAI) I am writing this as a JOKE. Why most of the Medical Men are JOKERS (SET A THIEF TO CATCH A THIEF) bye Nihal Gunatilake

  • 0
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    can Dr.Fdo tell us what he did with Ven Madduluwawe Sobitha Thera just before 2016 Presidential election after taking him for treatment to his hospital.

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