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Former police OIC, DIG arrested over Lasantha’s killing further remanded

The court further remanded the former senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes OIC, SI Tissa Sugathapala who were arrested over the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.

When the case was called before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today, additional magistrate Lochani Abeywickrema ordered the suspects to be remanded until 14 May.

Former OIC Sugathapala and the Senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara were aarrested for allegedly concealing evidence and providing false evidence in the murder of former Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

The counsels of the defendants requested the Magistrate to release the suspects on bail.

However, Senior State Counsel Janatha Bandara said the Criminal Investigation Department is conducting investigations into the incident and they oppose granting bail to the suspects. Responding to state request the Magistrate rejected the bail applications.

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