The Wasim Thajudeen murder case which has been lying dormant for a long time came up again yesterday when the CID informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Darshika Wimalasiri that statements had been recorded from several individuals who had close connections with the family of deposed president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Court was also informed that the CID was investigating two Navy vehicles which had been used under suspicious circumstances between May 1, 2012 and May 30, 2012.
Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake meanwhile is said to have informed Court that the CID needed more time to investigate ‘suspicious phone calls’ that had originated from the presidential secretariat, the president’s house and Temple Trees at about the time the killing had taken place.
The Thajudeen case was brought up intensely in the election campaigns of President Maithripala Sirisena and that of the United National Party, in January and August 2015 respectively.
The Magistrate fixed the next hearing for May 3.