No breakthrough in Lasantha's
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.
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.
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
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