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No breakthrough in Lasantha's murder

The police are still probing the telephone calls received by the slain Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge but have failed to make any breakthrough yet. Wickrematunge was brutally assassinated four and a half months ago while on his way to office at Attidiya in the high security zone close to the Ratmalana Airport and the Air Force Base.

The four police investigation teams appointed to investigate into Wickrematunge's murder, have failed to make a breakthrough for the past four and a half months. However Police Spokesperson SSP Ranjith Gunasekera told The Sunday Leader that the investigation process has 'progressed' but declined to give details.

"The police are investigating on the details of the telephone calls received by Wickrematunge moments before his death and also the Government Analysts report. The police teams who conduct the investigations do not wish to give me the details as in case of an exposure in the media all their efforts to make a breakthrough could be disturbed.

"What I know is that still they are probing to make a breakthrough at the earliest," the SSP said. However SSP Gunasekera said that the police are 'waiting' to produce considerable details of the investigations conducted so far to the Mt. Lavinia courts at the next hearing date. The murder trial of Wickrematunge will be taken up on June 11 at the Magistrate's Court, Mt. Lavinia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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