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 …
Former DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara was arrested by Criminal Investigation Department over the murder case of former Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickramatunga.
The former DIG was serving as the DIG in charge of the Mount Lavinia Division during the time when Wickramatunga was killed.
The former DIG is accused of hiding information relating to the murder.
He will be produced before Mt. Lavinia Magistrate today (Feb. 14).
Lasantha Wickramatunga was killed on 08th of January 2009 inside Aththidiya-Mt. Lavinia High-Security Zone, while he was on his way to Sunday Leader office in Ratmalana.