CID to seek court order to exhume Lasantha’s body

lasantha_sri_lankaThe police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to seek a court order to exhume the body of murdered journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga, CID sources said.

Sources said that the CID had some concerns over the manner in which investigations over the murder had been conducted at the time of his death.

As a result the CID is expected to obtain a court order to exhume the body to conduct further investigations.

Wickrematunge was the founder of The Sunday Leader newspaper and Leader Publications and he was killed on 8th January 2009 while he was on his way to office. (Colombo Gazette)