Mt. Lavinia Police ,TID tried to destroy evidence – CID

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Lasantha’s killing:

jhghhjgBy T. Farook Thajudeeen   

The CID yesterday told the Mount Lavinia Magistrate that their investigations into the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge had uncovered an alleged attempt by the Mount Lavinia Police and the TID to destroy vital evidence of the killing.


They alleged the investigations were conducted by the Mount Lavinia Police and the TID during that time, not to identify the killers but to protect them.  

 The CID filing a report before Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohamed Mihail made this disclosure yesterday.   

The report submitted by the CID had affirmed that on the day before Lasantha’s killing, an intelligence officer from Maradana Tripoli Market Army Intelligence unit had tracked Lasantha’s vehicle.  

The CID said that during their investigations into the case from March 2015, they had recorded statements from more than 950 persons. Among those witnesses there were 295 army intelligence officers.  

The CID had initiated further investigations to identify the mobile number of the intelligence officer who had followed Lasantha’s vehicle on the day before his killing. Further inquiry was postponed for March 15.