Former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Prasanna Nanayakkara and the former Officer-In-Charge of the Mount Lavinia Police Crimes Division, Sub Inspector of Police Thissasiri Sugathapala arrested in connection to investigations into the murder of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickremethunga have been further remanded till the 12th of April.
The order was issued by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court this afternoon.
The Magistrate also rejected the bail application filed by former Sub Inspector Thissasiri Sugathapala.
The Criminal Investigations Department informed Court that several factions are attempting to mislead investigations pertaining to the relevant case.
The two suspects are accused of concealing evidence in the murder of Veteran Journalist Lasantha Wickremethunga.
The former Chief Editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickremetunga was murdered in Attidiya, Mount Lavinia while on his way to work on the 8th of January 2009.