Former JMO surrenders, granted bail in Thajudeen murder case

Former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Professor Ananda Samarasekara, who surrendered to courts today in relation to the investigations over the alleged murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, was released on bail.

Samarasekara surrendered to the Colombo Magistrates court after he was wanted by the Police over allegatione he had attempted to conceal evidence in the case when he was the JMO.

Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone and his body was found in his car which had 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 police claimed that the car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim.

However suspicions later arose over the manner in which he died and it was believed that he was killed. (Colombo Gazette)

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