26 October, 2020

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Thajudeen Murder Case: AG Needs More Time

The Criminal Investigation Department was granted two more months by the Colombo Additional Magistrate to submit a comprehensive report over the progress into the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

Wasim ThajudeenThe two months period was granted by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris when Dilan Ratnayake, Senior State Counsel at Attorney Generals Department requested for time to submit a comprehensive report on the progress of the inquiry.

Ratnayake told the media soon after the hearing that the incident which took place in 2012, was a well conspired murder with all evidence destroyed. “Even though the murder took place in 2012, the actual investigations began only about a year back, but I am hopeful that we will be able to mete out justice soon,” he added.

The CID has already sought foreign assistance to examine the CCTV footage, but Ratnayake added that this might take a while due to the various procedures they had to follow.

In February, the Colombo Additional Magistrate, ruled that rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was murdered, and ordered the CID to arrest the suspects in connection to his murder.

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  • 25
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    I wish victim s family all the very best. How many more weeks they need to wait for this – is the question. In the end, they the investigators would not bring a fair verdict – all these waiting times woudl not have helped.
    Recalling the situation for Tourist murder case, had Prince Charles himself invovled asking the fair verdict, nothing would have done in that regard: To that time, courts were caricatured by Rajapkashes and this was a known fact to all and sundry. But today calling that we have independent bodies, to see the inveistgations jump from weeks to months is beyong all bearing.

    • 9
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      typo

      had NOT Prince Charles himself invovled asking the fair verdict,

    • 6
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      Seelawathie

      RE: Thajudeen Murder Case: AG Needs More Time

      Since the Govt. will not do its fiduciary duty, those who want justice may have to hire outside help in punishing the criminals, as at this point they are well known.

      That is what Velupilai Prabakaran did. However, he did not always kill the killers.

    • 3
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      Any rascal minded leaders or leading candidate would end up leaving a place/country this way. Had people noticed this long ago, nothing would have happened to us this way.

      Even today, there are significant masses ralllying behind MR being intoxicated as had been to Saidbaba or india, the cause is boru begal have been spread to win and twist the hearts and minds of uneducated masses across the nation.

      If sky high debts would have been discussed, the man would prevaricate the question diverting any journalists attention ” koheda yanne malle pol” style. Then the question goes out of the mind of the interviewer… and nothign would do to find out the reasons. This goes since the new govt is in place on and on.
      I am fed up not being able to read valuble contents on the issues about DEBTs that left by MR et al. What is the truth in it? why they heaped up that way ? This is highly serious as any other issue.. why the experts stay mum ? What can we do to save the country as a whole ?How we go forward from here ?

  • 21
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    This young life would have survived – if the law and order was in right channels to that time.

    Who to blame if not to Mr Madmulana ?

    These are the issues that UN focus when it goes with lanken human rights not the issues occcured during the war times.
    But they Udaya Gonawassapila and Buruwanse interpret them in favour of them animating donkey folks further.

  • 31
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    I just cannot imagine the pain Wasim’s mum must be going through.

    Murderers can keep visiting holy places, break coconuts, try bribing gods, but they just cannot escape karma. They will pay for it.

    They will suffer thousand times more than what Wasim’s family is going through !!

    • 16
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      any sane ones have to agree with you – I know how I live wihtout my mother since she left us. But here it is a young life. Those perpetrators should be punished with life imprisonment regardless of the status. Like 4-legged animals people had been treated by previous regime. Memory losers cant see it right today. NOt knowing the gravity – there are bunch of commnetators add their thoughts to this thread too.

    • 13
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      That pain should be million times more than MR went through while his barbaric son had been jailed. Sure.

      • 3
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        Banjiappu

        “That pain should be million times more than MR went through while his barbaric son had been jailed. Sure.”

        The accused Killers must be tried and punished one way or another.

    • 4
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      I hardly believe that Rajaakshes would suffer thousand times,….when considering the numbers of the kind… then the guy should collapse before the people…
      I think this man has come to a level to say… he is mad else, the very same man to ask for power again.. shold be a joke.
      ridiculous enough the very same man to keep visiting religious places whenever he has time to do so.. I believe he has taking for granted any crime issue.. and that is reason him to stay so indifferent.

      Journalists, it is you who to bring him to questions…

      can we the readers/public LET alone today, expect from you questioning RAJPKAHSE HIGH men on the issues directly ?

      What is standing on your way being unable to approach them ?

      What are these barriers… we have every right to know what the barriers are. Else, we just discuss issue like moving on a circle passing the issues and solutions repeatedly.

    • 3
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      A Mother’s tears for a dead son… it’s never ending gut-wrenching Pain.
      Do those who murdered Wasim have a Mother?

      • 3
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        Sandy the years passed people had no choice.. how many of the youth went through the kind of psychosis. Thadjudeen was one another example who sacrificed his life for the sake of the alike boys. I still believe artists and normal folks to be blamed to make Rajaakshe men that up calling them ” as Rajathuma”: There he lost everything.. like a mad pilot took the plane direction not in compliant to aviation laws.
        Tell me why the same folks still stay so stupid – focusing on the recent oppo rally, people to attend as no one with sanity ever thought – this is all because of the stupidity and unlearnt nature of the people. … they cut their own graves by permitting all culprits allowing power consolidation. Those politicians are like drug dealers. They dont care about the content and the effects of drugs, but they only want to sell the drugs. So has Rajakashe governed the country.

  • 19
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    There is so much of evidence that has surfaced after a late start and
    the prosecution must ensure a water-tight Case. The accused persons and those yet to be connected when evidence is recorded are made of up
    people who could upset the Case; a delay in fixing all loose-ends
    must be ensured. Seeking foreign technical assistance here will not
    be objected by Politicians as in the case of Justice for Tamils – a
    SL twist!

  • 10
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    If present govt. cannot speed up justice, the fate would be the same as that of MR. Future Govt. may not be sympathetic to the present Govt. and may be the future investigations spell doom to the present leaders worse than of what’s happening now or before.

    • 7
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      Only way out would be people to get familiar with JVP principles.

      They are blunt and no men among them are corrupted.

      Nor would they wait others to do the job. Their principles are welcome by any academic. Not like telling something and doing the other way around. Only problem would be they are young guys that cant have years long experience to handle issues in terms external policies. And the fact that the average folks feel that JVPers would nationalize their properties or bank deposits… or they will not go beyond the left memories in late 80ties in wihch parents lost their young sons across the country.

    • 12
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      It is 4 years since the loss of life, 3years since investigation commenced and 8 months since it was ruled that there was conspiracy and murder. A G’s Dept. lumbers along and calls for more time. Hasn’t a Dept got institutional memory about the way CTC murder case, Ranjani Cab murder case, Sathasivam case etc. were commenced and concluded? Why is the government so permissive?

      • 2
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        Mainly because govt. has usurped the power that belonged to the judiciary, and obviously govt. consists of nuts.

  • 12
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    For a start why not arrest Anura Senanayake and the JMO for dereliction of duties and falsification of evidence.

    No Foreign assistance required for this as it is rather obvious.

    Delaying only indicates the lack of will to proceed on this high profile case.

    • 2
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      If you would recommend to arrest the authorities for Dereliction, the lists will end up covering all staffers in every field during the days of Maharaja – except Basil and the few had illegally been involving his powers… so that alone can trace almost every incident not limited to this one.
      I wonder why the investigators calling them as INDEPENDENT, but doing the job on a SNAIL move. We all thought that buggers son would end up with one way route.. but what happened was he was bailed out. Reasons should be given to the nation. Not yet reasons are given … rights are infomation is being discussed, but i really dont think – not seeing light at the end of the tunnel in terms of bringing rights for information bill.

  • 8
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    How can anyone snuff out an innocent life as worthy as Waseem Thajudeen and still get away scott free. There is always something called natural justice that will hound them perpetrators to their graves. We all know by now how much the judiciary is fallible since it consists of men who are in need of a lot to improve their own personal wealth. Even their man made laws don’t help much since it could easily be interpreted based on the whims and fancies of the presiding Judges, their influences and technicalities regarding the application of the law, which ultimately prevents true justice from being served. But it is never so in the dispensation of natural justice, or God’s justice. So whatever games these people are playing, justice delayed is ultimately justice denied. Since 2012 we are waiting for justice, and now another 2 months to wait. What next we wonder.

  • 9
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    When we all know who the murderers are why do we need the law to take its course? Can we wait any longer ? This case has been going on for way too long. If this was a case that had nothing to do with the royal family but an average man wouldn’tq he have been arrested and put behind bars by now. What the hell is RW doing ? since MS is busy Mollycoddling his son.

    It’s quite evident that the average man has one law and the politicians have another. Take the Ranawaka case for example. It’s a clear case of serious violations for which the law of the land must be applied.

    • 2
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      Problem is that SLFPers in power block RW from taking speedy actions.

      This is so called marriage govt… they have no peace within it… that cause it to stagnate day to another.

      Why cant Pre. Sirisena to be blunt – is answered by if he would do so… the SLFP would be split.

      Split would help UNP to grab power inthe country.
      This chain reaction is the main cause of the ground situation.

      It is like Wesak thorana is illuminated for the onlookers- radiating taking everyone attraction but behind the stage under cover all wires are entangled as nothing can help to find any wire ends easily. Nulbolayak wage

  • 5
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    I have no idea why this investigation is taking so long if not for some unseen mysterious force is holding it. When we are born, we come with nothing, when we are leaving, we go with nothing. The only thing we bring or take is the “KARMA” that we accumulate. Therefore even the mysterious force might stop the judicial punishment, it is indeed not capable to stop the punishment from the supreme ruler based on your “KARMA”.

    • 4
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      Have more hope on Karma than our justice system, which no doubt is capable but not as capable as our political system is.

      • 0
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        If we have no trust on the local justice…

        so why we asked International Community – what is the stand with the war crime probe ?

        Why we defend us there calling that we are capapble of managing our issues ?

        Contradictory thoughts no ?

  • 5
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    Everyone knows the culprits and yes should be arrested and tried and punished

    But why is My3 and Ranil the Royalist not doing anything to speed up the case?just before the election they made such a hue n cry for utterly selfish reasons

    Criminals who killed Thajudeen are evil but equally despicable are My3 and Ranil for selfishness

    Not doing the right thing when you can is a terrible sin too and there is no point in Ranil running to temples in India and try to bribe the Gods like how he offered ‘thulaparam’ offering of sandal wood which equalls ones body weight to the temple

    • 0
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      This is typical SL mentality . Each and everyone talks as if they were near the scene when Thajudeen crashed his car . People talk as if they know it all . No need to examine evidence . Just blame anyone whom they do not approve of . It is such a shame that a young life came to such a tragic end . The gossip and rumour mongers are having a field day . Just let the proper authorities investigate and conclude their case . The people who comment here have no tangible evidence at all to be commenting .

  • 6
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    It is obvious that all evidence has ben collected and concluded that Namal Rajapaksa and his team is responsible.

    Why more time?????????

    • 3
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      President, Prime Minister, Justice Minister, AG, Supreme Court and all other justices / judges may have been invited for the wedding of the main suspect.

      May be no one wants to spoil the party, I suppose !!

      Where is justice ? Didn’t the judge ask CID to arrest those SOBs ?

      Yahapalanaya, are you sleeping ?

  • 3
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    Why were the Colombo Additional Magistrates order not carried out? Is there one rule for Pillaiyan and another for others? Pillaiyan has been repeatedly remanded, where as the ‘Big Shots’ who for released on bail are roaming free!

    What is beginning to happen once again?

    • 0
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      Naredran,

      I hope with introduction of new bill (for right for info) – will clear the issue.

      You and me everyoone will have thousands of questions them to bring answers.

  • 1
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    It looks like this poor guy was tortured and killed unmercifully. It goes to show the sadistic mentally of those responsible, and the evil streak in the persons giving the order to kill. Let the official take their time and get all the evidence, and the witnesses, lined up, so that this case can be solid against the animals who took an innocent life because they have inadequacies. Hope they suffer in life for what they have done.

  • 0
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    if im the CID – i will arrest every police officer in that area and lock them for 14 days and charge them for allowing the criminals to escape,. i will arrest them all. and start the invistegation from their or they will try to escape from their duties and responsibilities – we pay them salary and give them arms training form TAX money for what ???

  • 0
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    It is not the responsibility of the ruling party to have this case investigated. It is the responsibility of the law enforcement. But the catch is, if the government does not give the backing to the law enforcement, they are too damn scared to investigate the former sadists of this country………….the dreaded murderous devious criminals the Rajapaksas. So the government has to step in and say to the police, you do your job and we will back you up. But this fellow Sirisena is a bloody coward to give that assurance.

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