The Criminal Investigations Department’s investigation into Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen‘s death may thwart Senior DIG S.M. Wickremesinghe’s IGP bid, highly placed government sources told Colombo Telegraph.
Apart from his close friendship with former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, one of the possible suspects in the case, Wickremesinghe has also worked closely with personal body guards of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe functioned as the former President’s security chief when the latter was in power.
Several personal bodyguards of the former President, including the individual known as ‘Captain Tissa‘, have been identified as suspects in the investigation into Wasim Thajudeen’s murder.
Highly placed government sources told Colombo Telegraph that Thajudeen investigation would be a serious obstacle to Wickremesinghe’s IGP bid. Although Wickremesinghe has the backing of President Maithripala Sirisena, the final decision in this regard would be made by the Constitutional Council appointed under the provisions of the 19th Amendment.
With this fresh development, Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara has become the front-runner in the IGP race.
The Constitutional Council has summoned three senior DIGs – namely S.M. Wickremesinghe, Pujith Jayasundara and Chandana Wickremaratne – for a round of interviews on Monday.
Sama / April 17, 2016
Hope FCID and CID will spill the beans and speed up the investigations soon then only victimized parents and the puzzeled nation can finally breath in. No doubt scotland yard would be helpufl if the unclear materials such as audio/video records cant be analysed by local specialists. I have no doubt that Rajaakshes are truly behind the murder. If the curent regime could work on getting the instigations being somewhat quiicker peoples attitude towards the former, to a manner a glass wall could break into pieces within shorter period of time.
Amarasiri / April 17, 2016
Yes. They have to clean up, complete the investigation and move on.
The message has to be sent, the criminals can run, but cannot hide and will be caught and punished.
Need Citizen’s Black Hunters, to find and punish the real criminals. The police are not doing their job and they serve the politicians not the people. So, need parallel justice system to take care of criminals away from the Police and CID.
The CID, the Criminal Investigation Department, has became Criminal Politicians Assisting Department, CAD.
Samare / April 18, 2016
can anyone tell me please, Yoshita Rajaakshe was arrested. And that ended up him being bailed out..
so if he had been doing politics or business while being in Air force… all these were evidecent, inlcuding those trips he had made as the opposition revealed to that time. All these were not taken to considersation as he was bailed out… why was that ? Under what grounds he is released ?
Sarath fonseka spent full 3 years ..but wh ynot Yoshita was given bail then .. ? This should be a political deal as I feel I cant TRUST current investigations anymore.
Besides, to that time itself, there were rumours that Namalbaby woudl ahve been arrested next… so why have they been silent ? Then again, why they di dnot send CCTV or the materials to UK to seeking their support in anallaysing.. and – why does the current regime work on these crucial issues this much low speed ? I really dont know.
shantha / April 18, 2016
Desparitythoughts / April 18, 2016
I have the feeling nothing is improved in terms of safeguarding basic human rights when looking at all the invesitgations being carried out since day 1 of the current regime by FCID; CID or other bodies.
I am so fed up of being unable to see the way it snail moves..
Do not we at all have resources to do the least in current day srilanka ?
Where I am residing – Germany – if the kind of Murder cases similar to Thajudeen could end up with investigations within 6 months by relieving the victimized parties. The crimes of the kind ooccure almost every where, but the way they hand them shold be somewhat speedy, fair, transparent, so that the vicitimized can keep hope..
If the professor was intrumental of letting the body parts being stolen, what actions are being taken against them as of now ?
If the driver came from Shiranthi et al, what actions being taken sofar against him ?
What go against them to be free from this ?
Why they covered it as not a murder and who led the investigations at the begining ? what punishment they are given for making every effort to let that go under carpet ?
When all perpetrators inclu those professors are still inthe country, and what have the investigators been doing ? What kind torment the mother of youth sportler should go through since her son is no longer there ?
why why why ? Please go help this murder to be clear soon.
Paddy / April 18, 2016
Relax guys. No matter who comes as IGP, none of the Rajapakses will go behind bars. MS and RW will see to that. Well Sudda openly implicated Duminda. What happened? Nothing!!
MsThalanabatu / April 18, 2016
Why the journos stay mum on the Duminda not being arrested ?
I think not only politicos, but also journos are on deals.
Deals after deals, there is no sorta of real transparaency and accountabliity in the issues as even Sirasa repeating in their sessions. Just limited issues only they add to their senders.
But every thing is relative – so they are seen as the best in the lanken media – i think srilankens in general dont experience 40% of media freedom compared to ones enjoy being on an Europen foreign soil.
I wonder, Yoshita or other Rajaakshes were called and called by FCID, but nothing was declared as acceptable verdict ?
What happened to 50% cts, to that time, along the custody days, Basil was deadly sick, BMJ should analayse them closely, if not these are so called so called medical wonders.
We decieve by ourselvelives; I think we kept the faith on the current govt, some issues have been fulfilled but total outcome sofar is not even reached to satisfactory levels. At least one of the high men, that we all believe did all harm to the nation shold finally be landed in a lanken prison – then only we can see the justice safeguarded by new regime.
What is with that Sajin Vaas. Nothign is reported about him since he was released by FCID ?
All the released men have complted their investigations ?
Hey Journos, at least one of you please wake up and bring all the neutral realities about the island nation and the affairs of the day.. Thanks
samuel / April 18, 2016
Yes, you may be right.
Either they are slow as no other or nothing seems to be moving forward cornering Rajakashes.
Sirisena is caught by devil right at the moment, if he would open his mouth, telling the truth, UNP would profit.
He keeps his mouths, Rajakashes will even make it worst out worst fooling the nation further.
But one day, FCID should finally bring the results of high profile issues and their verdicts so that people can realize it was not the truth that they were fed with by Rajakashes both prior to election and after election.
Banjiappu / April 18, 2016
Hey Guys, what I have noticed sofar – if an article is on GOSSIPS such as the issues related to PREZ and PM – the feedback of the commentators seem to be RELATIVEly MUCH higher than anything being written on delayed murder /high crime investigations ?
Dont this say everyting about the ground reality of the lanken attitudes/how they tick priorities etc ?
I believe this folks have been so familir EVEN with high CRIMES. It is as if so indifferent even if their lovely ones would have been abducted /sent missing/killed ?
How come the society has been reached to the all worst this way ?
Plato. / April 17, 2016
I only hope that the person eventually appointed will not say to MS,Sir,keyande mang okkama karale thenava!
This is what the former CJ.Mohan PEIRIS had told Premier RW.so that he can continue as CJ!
punchinilame / April 17, 2016
The appointment has also to be seen as influential in the future, as
the DIG hails from Polonaruwa, the home town of MS?? This was the case
of appointment of the E.P. Governor – MS served as Grama-seveka under
him, before entering politics.
This Court Case will be fought with highly paid Black-Courts and in all
circumstances the CID/AG Dept. cannot afford to fail – which will be
a blow to the GG Govt.
Coconut Republic / April 17, 2016
Select a personnel, who is capable of clean policing. We don’t need a dancing person for the tune of a politicians. Need a strong personality with quick thinking and acting police head.
Barus / April 17, 2016
Wasim’s parents will never get justice from this country’s judicial system. The previous refund and the current one seem to follow the same path. Very sad to notice parents don’t every day due to the loss of their dear child.
Fortunately, wasim’s parents believe in the hereafter and the justice of the Creator.
Whoever becomes the IGP, will have no bearing to the outcome of this investigation.
MS/RW exhumed this poor lad’s body with no respect to the dead.
Wonder what would be fate of these two after they die. The Creator is very just and He will take care of these rulers in this world and in the hereafter.
Samare / April 18, 2016
Hope is stll there. I would not want Thaju s parents to lose it.
Wait and see, how this would move soon – may be somthing is behind the slow move of the case – knowing that Rajaakshes supporters could go wild once all the truth is set into air.
Even today, I listend the former saying that people have to bear the burden of Vat- as if new DUO ate all the billions- just therefore they have to tax more to save the nation. There were also big gathering… Alibaba and 40 thieves is still going on so long media men drums in favours of them.
I wonder that lanken Pundit Apa Bandara ever spoke on the issues – they telling further that not being supporting to lanken politics, but singing the song for Maharaja… all these are intoxicated by all means yet.
Elmo / April 18, 2016
The fate of those who have no respect for those who live, will weep, gnash their teeth and whimper when they stand in front of the majestic throne of the Creator after death. In this life its difficult to make them understand, in the next its difficult to make them realise their follies when they turn around and say ” where did it all go wrong “.
” you can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him “.
Ben Hurling / April 17, 2016
We don’t have better candidates in this country than these utterly corrupt, criminal clowns in uniform?
If this report is correct, DIG Wickremesinghe should not even be considered.
That is if Yahapalanaya intends to deliver on what they promised. Remember? Rule of law.
BBS Rep / April 18, 2016
Yahapalanaya never intended to deliver, never can and never will. ‘Rule of law’ in Sri Lanka? I hope you are joking Ben.
Aku / April 18, 2016
Spot on, Ben…
sarath / April 17, 2016
Cant believe why Sirisens administration is so slow in these corruptions/murders etc of MR & co
Vimukthi / April 17, 2016
so the President has appointed a cold blooded murderer as the acting IGP? this should be published in the papers so the president can get to know it as usual by reading papers (hitang)
Angelo Perera / April 17, 2016
One of the famous quotes attributed to Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister. goes as follows: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
I must ask this question from the foolish Sherlock Holmes wannabees who are debating this murder ad infinitum. What possible motive does the scion of the former dynasty have in killing a third rate rugger player, who by all accounts was a married womaniser and a drunked ?
Imi Mo / April 17, 2016
stop ytalking thru ur a hole…!!!11 at least respect the…murdered…!! a hole…!!!
Patriot / April 17, 2016
Thajudeen after polishing two bottles with friends crashed on to a wall. Those who want to make curry out of his bines have no evidence to prove anything. This like the golden horses, helicopters and the Lamborghinis. People are fed up with this eunuch government. It is just a matter of time before the people oust these jokers in a real revolution.
Peace Lover / April 18, 2016
LOL,Patriot your talking like a real modaya,please keep talking like this and make us laugh
Gune / April 17, 2016
The thajudeen case only gets attention when there seems to be a political move to appoint a person to office. What about Thajudeens’s parents and family ???? What about the general public who want justice for the family. If the suspect was one Suppiah or Nazeem or Perera then we would have seen arrests and closure of the case by now. Because the suspect here is one Namal, Yoshitha and Rajapakse the government is dragging its feet. We want action!!!! And justice!!!! now!!!
Bedefernando / April 18, 2016
Pujitha jayasundera had an impecccable record, he deserves the DIG promotion.
shankar / April 18, 2016
“The Constitutional Council has summoned three senior DIGs – namely S.M. Wickremesinghe, Pujith Jayasundara and Chandana Wickremaratne – for a round of interviews on Monday.”
why only seniority given as a selection criteria.Isn’t there any police officer better than these three?The LTTE got defeated because gota insistedon the best man to be the army commander.he in turn didn’t care for any senioity,but picked the best officers to lead the divisions.Now there is practically a war going on with organized criminals and the bad guys are winning.We need a clint east wood here.these senior guys being interviewed will just play safe until they retire and get pensions.They won’t take the bull by the horns and put their necks and lives on line.
We want a fonseka as the IGP.Ranil and maitri should have a pretty good idea of whether there is someone in the police force who could come close to fonseka.never mind if he is only a constable.seniority be damned.The best man and nothing but the best man in the police force.Ask everyone in the police force,who is prepared to do the task of completely eradicating crime in this country and tell them to send their applications to the constitutional council regardless of their rank,stating how they will do that job.End of story.
riyas / April 18, 2016
Can we see an invention of a Commission appointed with the blessing of the head of state goes against the wish and will of the same head of state.