Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lasantha murder: Police unable to obtain information

By Ananda Weerasuriya - The Mirihana police informed the Mount Lavinia court that they have been unable to obtain any valuable information from the suspect in custody in connection with the killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramathunga.

The police submitted a supplementary report on the investigation into the killing before the Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Harsha Setunga on Thursday.

The suspect B. Sugath Perera has been remanded on suspicion in connection with the killing on January 8, 2009. Mr. Wickramathunga was attacked by several persons on motorbikes near the Aththidiya Malagalage Junior School and he succumbed to injuries on admission to Kalubowila hospital.

B. Sugath Perera had been remanded on suspicion of theft of the telephone of the victim Wickremetunga.

When the case was called for the 24th time, the Mirihana police special investigations unit informed court that continued interrogation of the suspect had failed to produce any useful information on the killing and investigations should proceed.

The Magistrate ordered police to finalise investigations and produce a report to court on November 26 and the suspect was further remanded till that date.

© Daily Mirror

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