Jan 18, 2019

Senior DIG said Gota responsible for Lasantha’s killing - CID

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was responsible for the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, the then senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara has told an investigator.

Identified as Sugathapala, the member of the Mt. Lavinia police crime investigation division, has revealed this to the CID which submitted it the Colombo magistrate’s court yesterday (17).

The CID has also revealed that the same persons were behind the Wickrematunga murder and the abduction and assault of journalists Keith Noyarh and Upali Tennakoon.

Family members of Wickrematunge allege that he was murdered for having exposed the Air Force MiG deal.