Feb 02, 2018

Senior Army official to be quizzed again Featured

The CID is to again interrogate a senior Army official in connection with the killing of ‘The Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge nine years ago.

In the meantime, the then crimes OIC of Mt. Lavinia police was Tissa Sugathapala was arrested yesterday (01) by the CID as a suspect.

Presently suspended from service over another accusation, he stands accused of concealing and destroying information and improper investigation of the murder.

The CID has obtained court permission to detain him for 48 hours for questioning.

He had been evading summons by the CID to record a statement into the senior journalist’s killing at Attidiya on 08 January 2009.