Wasim Thajudeen’s body exhumed for fresh probe

wasimThe body of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was exhumed at the Dehiwala Muslim burial grounds this morning.

Tight police security was in place as the body was exhumed and the media was kept of the burial grounds for security reasons.

A large crowd gathered outside the site as the body was exhumed in the presence of a judge, Thajudeen’s family members and others.

The Colombo Additional Magistrate last week gave the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) the approval to exhume the body after the CID said that there was suspicion over the manner in which he died.

Thajudeen was earlier believed to have been killed in a car accident but later there was suspicion that he may have been murdered.

The family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was accused of being involved in the murder but Rajapaksa yesterday denied the allegations.

Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, had last week also denied any involvement of his family in the murder.

Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Namal Rajapaksa said that he and his family were very close to Thajudeen and had often visited his house.

Wasim Thajudeen was found dead in his car in 2012. The police at the time said he was killed after the car had crashed into a wall. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Namal,

    Your slip is showing. If you were close to Thajudeen family as you claim to have been having visited the family home etc.etc.

    How come you did not use all the power and your influence that your Dad had to verify the facts of the case as it happened?

    As a matter-of-fact did you or your brothers attend the funeral?

    Dont’ add fuel to the fire / pyre you are standing on – it will ONLY make matters worse for you.

    TRUTH prevails.

    • How is it that you know that this was indeed a murder when it is only a suspicion in police eyes?
      Even if it is, how do you know MR did it?

    • No one can giv any judgement without proof. let the truth come out. let the relevant get punished. bt thiz is not an effect to break MR votes. No man ever kick a dead dog. the more criticism s come the better it wold b!

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