Lasantha Wickramathunga Murder: Army Official Further Remanded


The Warrant Officer (WO) who was attached to the army intelligence unit who was arrested in connection with the assassination of prominent journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge has been remanded until August 11. 

Police said that the army officer was arrested over the abduction, unlawful detention and questioning of an individual, who was the driver of Wickramatunge’s vehicle at the time of the assassination.

The veteran journalist Wickrematunge, the founder Editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated on January 8, 2009 by four assailants who stopped him on his way to his office and opened fire at him.