Published : 9:00 am  February 26, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (1336) reads | 


Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris yesterday said that the death of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen appeared to be a murder under section 296 of the Penal Code and ordered the Director of the CID to take appropriate steps to immediately arrest the suspects connected with the incident

The Magistrate also directed the CID to apprehend the suspects, who were alleged to have committed the offence of aiding and abetting the killing of Wasim Thajudeen. The Magistrate made his conclusion into the incident considering two autopsy reports produced by former JMO Dr. Ananda Samarasekara and the current JMO Dr. Ajith Thennakoon, Genetec DNA reports, CCTV recordings and details submitted by the Prosecution. The Magistrate affirmed that it was apparently clear that the death of Wasim Thajudeen was not caused due to an accident.

Appearing for the Attorney General’s Department, Senior State Counsel, Dilan Ratnayake ascertained that getting foreign support into clarifying the CCTV footage may take some time due to unavoidable technical issues. He said that Canada and the UK had already confirmed their support on the CCTV footage, yet it would take time as they had to go through with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the International Police. He claimed that the news reports circulated through the Media over the CID on the CCTV footage was making a wrong impression on the CID as they were conducting the investigations in a very sensible manner. He further said the CID had recorded statements from 16 witnesses into the incident while perusing the telephone reports over the incident was now almost concluded with the support of the Dialog Company.

The Counsel appearing for the Sri Lanka Medical Council informed the Court that the probe into the missing body parts of the remains of Thajudeen, was at the final stage and could report in court almost immediately. The case was postponed for March 23.