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Former JMO can be arrested over Thajudeen murder case-Court

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed the court today that the former Colombo Judicial medical officer Prof. Ananda Samarasekara could be taken into custody in relation to the investigations into the Wasim Thajudeen murder case.

Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake, representing the Criminal Investigations Department, submitted a report stating that the investigation into the killing of Thajudeen is still in progress.

He informed the court that investigations are still being conducted on the loss of Thajudeen’s body parts.

During its investigations, the CID had discovered that some body parts of murdered rugby player had been sent to the Private Medical College on the instructions of the then Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekara, who is currently the Vice Chancellor of SAITM and some of the body parts have gone missing.

He further told the court that 17 parcels of skeletal remains of the murdered rugby player are in the custody of judiciary and requested the court’s permission to place them in the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s office.

Colombo High Court Judge, Jayram Trosky granted permission for CID request and postponed the case until September 28.

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