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.