Retired army officer commit suicide after claiming responsibility for Lasantha Wickramatunga’s murder


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A retired high ranked army officer has committed suicide by hanging early this morning after leaving a letter accepting the responsibility for killing journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga.

Kegalle Police noted that the deceased person is a 52 year old father of three children.

According to the police, the retired army officer has stated in his letter to release intelligence officer Malinda Udalagama, who was arrested in connection with the relevant incident, and to handover the letter to the intelligence Unit.

Reports indicated that he had committed suicide by hanging with a nylon cord, in the kitchen of his residence.

The postmortem was conducted at Kegalle General Hospital.

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