CID collecting info on phone messages
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigating the killing
of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga told Mount Lavinia Chief
Magistrate and Additional District Judge Harsha Sethunga yesterday that
they are collecting information about several telephone messages
Wickrematunga received on the day of the incident.
Wickrematunga was killed while on his way to his office on January 8,
The suspect Sugath Perera who was taken into custody for possessing
the telephone belonging to Wickrematunga was yesterday further remanded
till March 18. The Judge directed the CID to submit a comprehensive
report in connection with investigations to court on the next date. CID
said they have recovered the National Identity Card of H. A. Jesudasan
of Nuwara Eliya who is alleged to have used several telephone calls in
connection with the incident taken from five telephones.
Senior Defence Counsel Athula Ranagala said his client is innocent
and had no connection to the incident. The case will be called again on