Contrary to media reports where it was continuously reported that Dialog Axiata PLC was concealing vital telephone details regarding the ongoing investigation into the Wasim Thajudeen murder, it is now reliably learnt that Dialog Axiata PLC has last week submitted the comprehensive details pertaining to the information that the Attorney General had requested.
Colombo Telegraph further learns that the delay in Dialog Axiata PLC furnishing the requested information was due to the technical nature of the requested details.
Unlike providing easier information such as call log details, obtaining critical technical information such as which tower calls originated and terminated between the caller and the receiver takes a considerable period of time to retrieve.
In order to obtain and maintain accuracy with the details that needed to be furnished, it is reliably understood that Dialog Axiata had to deploy several teams over a period of months and also conduct an audit prior to submitting the requested information. Confidante telecom sources revealed that this excercise had even cost the telecom service provider a whopping sum in the range of Rs 50 million.
Meanwhile it is also reliably learnt that the Attorney General had written back to Dialog Axiata PLC and thanked them for their support in furnishing this vital piece of information that could piece together and help speed up the investigations into one of the country’s most publicized and gruesome of murders.
Earlier there was speculation that the Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya would be held liable for concealing information that the service provider was bound to furnish regarding public interest and also which fell under the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Act.
Colombo Telegraph’s attempt to contact the Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC Dr.Hans Wijayasuriya for a comment proved futile.