20 September, 2018

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Wasim Thajudeen Murder: Another Top Police Officer Under Investigation

The CID has commenced a fresh investigation against Senior Superintendent of Police D. L. R. Ranaweera to verify if he too played a part in covering up the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

Wasim Thajudeen

Wasim Thajudeen

The CID has already recorded a statement from SSP Ranaweera over his possible involvement in the murder cover up. It is learnt that SSP Ranaweera had told the CID in his statement that the Colombo Crimes Division, for which he was a Director at that time, was ordered by former DIG Anura Senanayake not to carry out an investigation into Thajudeen’s ‘accident’.

The CID is also in the process of obtaining telephone records of Ranaweera’s conversations soon after Thajudeen’s murder.

Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Champika Perera are currently in remand for allegedly concealing evidence in relation to the murder of Thajudeen.

In May this year, Perera in a confession to the Colombo Additional Magistrate shared all information he knew on the murder while also insisting that he was only carrying out orders issued to him by senior police officers.

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    The officials who hushed this up, and did the dirty work for the murderers are most probably either afraid to speak out and tell the truth, or was rewarded handsomely to not say a word.

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      ONly leaving the news about just investigations, cant satisfy the nation that appointed this govt to go blunt with all the sharks being caught for all the high crimes they commited.Sadly that has become the golubeligaman snail move to do this – we the nation are no that stupid as appeared to be. ANyways, wait and see – those JO to allow make loud voices hanging on the alleged BOND scam issue, is no means bearable. They had done so many high profile things – Rajapakshes and their men must long have been put in Jail… what has the current govt been doing ?

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      Dear Soul of Wasim Thajudeen,

      May you rest on peace.

      Do you think that we need Foreign Judges to get justice for terminating your life in your former life?

      Is this Sinhala “Buddhism” at play? If the enlightened Buddha is around, can you ask him?

      PS. Can you also also ask the Enlightened Buddha, if he Visited the Land of Native Veedah Aethho, 3 times, and flew to Mount Samanala Kanda, as claimed by Mahawansa?

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        Amarasira,
        Why is a Tamil can’t use a Tamil name like Shvajilingam or at least lingam without disgusing yourself with a Sinhala name?

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    Snails can move even faster than our police crime division it seems. they will drag this until the next election for sure

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    We all know the man behind this crime and we can’t rest until he is behind bars or hanged.

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      WHY THE PEOPLE STAY AWAY FROM PROTESTS – IF THEY ARE SO CALLED EMOTIONAL ONES? WHERE HAS BEEN THE JUSTICE ::::BEING PROMISED TO THE VICTIMIZED FAMILIES ? HOW MANY MORE MONTHS THEM NEED TO STAY FOR JUSTICE BEING GIVEN TO HIRUNIKAS FATHERS MURDER:::: HEAD INJURIES OF SO THAT SILVA::: SHOULD BE A GREATER LIE:::: WHY NOT THE INVESTIGATORS EVEN TODAY ARE OUT OF TOUGHT::: i REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT KIND OF JUSTICE IS GIVEN TO ANYONE SO FAR: absolutely false promises.

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    “…carrying out orders issued to him by senior police oficers,” reminds one of the International War Crimes Tribunal held at Nurenberg in post-war Germany, where the top Nazi mandarins said the same thing in a bid to escape from their crimes, but it did not hold water, and some of them were hanged while others received life terms or extended prison sentences. One is not expected to carry out illegal or immoral orders, even if they come from the top.

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    Time to give Ranaweera and Asenanayaka a little of their own medicine interrogating suspects. Check the strength of their big toes if they could carry their own body weights, and if their asses could resist red pokers. These are passable HR standards for SLK police, so why not try them on these 2 VIPs and their masters keeping their heads down; I bet the UNHRC would approve!

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      The problem is what woudl the men die in prison?Then all these investigation will find no end. Put off of the kind can only harm the victimized. I really dont think that investigations could take this much long.

  • 2
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    Congratulations to Mr Amarasiri. His best writing this far. Not his usual cut/paste outbursts.

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    The sad part is that Police give enough time to suspects to prepare themselves with false evidence and in some cases they are given
    financial support to consult leading criminal lawyers by the people who planned the murders. The people now put it down to political harass
    -ment when suspects are arrested long after the incidents happened.

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    Why not same way questioning from the most corruptive Piliyandala police station’s environmental section key man? He even does not care court orders and collect money by using police vehicles from illegal garages (allow magistrate court closed garages to operate in that police area) and Dengu breeding places.

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    This is why the UN Office insists on their participation at the Sri Lanka War time investigations. They know too well about the state of SL Justice system and
    the interference of the politicians and the Law enforcement officers.This is quite evident from the lame excuses and delaying tactics we often hear and observe with regard to these heinous crimes committed against human lives and
    national wealth.Enough is enough. ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’. This is
    another form of aiding and abetting which is equally culpable.

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    The Wasim Thajudeen death must be thoroughly investigated and all those responsible for the murder and subsequent cover brought to justice. This is one case that all Sri Lankans are watching closely because it is still very much in the public domain.

    The Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, who was in charge of the Western Province at the time would not have done what he did without the knowledge, concurrence and approval of the then Secretary Defense Gotabhaya Rajapakse, investigations could reveal.

    Gota in turn would not have done what has been done without the then President’s tacit approval, being brothers et all.

    The scenario is very clear and the law of our land need to get justice for Wasim Thajudeen which was denied to him.

    Who knows if this one murder case, is what brought down the mighty Rajapakses from their superficially invincible pedestal.

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    Judging by the comments made by readers so far, I have no doubt those readers are fully convinced that Wasim Thajudeen was definitely murdered. If they have convincing evidence, why don’t they present such evidence to the CID? The CID is badly in need of such evidence and is making a genuine effort to find what really happened to this unfortunate young man. Just making comments based on hearsay doesn’t help the CID or the government.

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      You may be right be it with Thadjudeen case or the one with Bond Scam, even simple simon seem to be know every bit better than some economist. That is again 3 rd world politics and third world handlings. Even paper tobloids and the runners are up to just spread lies as headlines. Yesterday President attacked DIWAYINA not to have made a call with President or PM to get them confirmed, but just being irresponsible as usual, they just add it – there will be international court investigation in 9 months or so….
      I believe, lankens issues from regardless of what it is, they even some so called Anti corruption activisst like Chandra, behave no second to Wimal Buruwanse et …that is typical grasseaters filled srilanka.

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    Only investigations and investigations. Nothing more seems to be happening. All farts and no shit!

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