Lasanth killer held

A.c. Shahul ahmeed

Colombo—Police were scrutinizing the telephone calls received by the retired Sgt, Major Edirisinghe Jayamanne (52) who allegedly admitted to the killing of former “Sunday Lead” editor Lasantha Wickrematunga , prior to committing suicide by hanging at his home at Karunadapana, Kegalle , a senior police officer said.
The officer said sleuths were also gathering information on those who had visited him just before he committed suicide by hanging himself. He said the retired Sgt.Major who was attached to the army intelligence had spent most of the time after his retirement at home. The Police would conduct further investigations into his suicide note and how he spent his life after his retirement in 2007″ the officer said. The CID would also obtain statements from his family members after his last rites were performed he added.

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