Journalist Lasantha Wikramatunga’s body will be exhumed today following a court order


The body of Lasantha Wickramatunga is scheduled to be exhumed this afternoon.

The Assassinated Sunday Leader newspaper Editor’s body is to be exhumed according to an order of Chief Mt. Lavinia Magistrate Mohamed Sahabdeen.

Special security was assigned to the tomb at borella cemetery,  immediately after the court order for exhuming the body was issued  on 22nd this month.

After the body is exhumed, a post-mortem examination is scheduled to be performed by a team of forensic doctors.