A suspect was arrested in connection with the assassination of Sunday
Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge in Kawudana, Dehiwela yesteday
Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said the suspect was arrested
around 5.00pm. “Police also seized a mobile phone from the suspect which
belonged to Wickramatunga . He also had in his possession a telephone
book containing numbers of Wickramatunga and several others,” he added.
The suspect, a trishaw driver was also involved in many criminal
activities in the area. “The suspect is believed to have grabbed
Wickramatunga’s phone and fled from the scene after assassinating him.
Following interrogation, he had divulged information of another suspect
involved in the assassination,” SSP Gunasekera told the Daily News.
Wickramatunga was killed at the Bakery junction, Attidiya on January
08 while driving to his office.
Four police teams were deployed to conduct investigations. RJ