A Former IGP to CID over Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder


A former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasooriya has been summoned to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection to the murder of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Police stated that the former IGP is still being questioned by the CID.

Meanwhile the sergeant attached to the army intelligence who was arrested in connection with the murder of Wickrematunga has been remanded until July 27th.  The suspect was remanded when he was produced before Mt.Lavinia Magistrate Mohamed Sahabdeen.

Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga was shot dead while he was driving his car in a high security zone in Aththidiya on January 8, 2009.