Protests as Shiranthi Rajapaksa appears before CID

Protests were staged outside the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today as former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa appeared to make a statement.

Shiranthi Rajapaksa was summoned before the CID to be questioned over the murder of rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.

Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 with his car found crashed into a wall.

According to police reports at the time, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim.

However suspicions arose later after it was reported that there could have been a political connection in the death of Thajudeen. (Colombo Gazette)

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