Ex Colombo Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekera who is embroiled in a controversy in connection with the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen has sent a letter of demand to present JMO Ajith Tennakoon on grounds that he has damaged Samarasekera’s reputation.
Samarasekara has given Tennakoon one week to pay Rs. 250 million or face legal action.
Meanwhile, the Colombo Additional Magistrate has issued notice on the OIC of the Homicide Investigations Division of CID to appear in Court on August 30 after considering the anticipatory bail application filed by Samarasekera requesting bail in expectation of being named or accused over missing body parts in the Thajudeen murder.
Last week, Samarasekera filed the application seeking an order preventing his arrest in connection to the missing body parts of Thajudeen.
Early this month, Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrema in a report submitted to the Colombo Additional Magistrate said that Samarasekera 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, while in fact he had been murdered. The ex-JMO had 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.