Two key suspects in Lasantha murder case granted bail

Two key suspects arrested in connection to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, have been granted bail.

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today granted bail to former Senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes Officer in Charge (OIC) Tissa Sugathapala.

Prasanna Nanayakkara was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in February this year for allegedly concealing evidence related to the murder.

Nanayakkara was attached to the Western Province (South) Police division at the time the former Editor of The Sunday Leader was killed.

Sugathapala was also accused of concealing and destroying information pertaining to the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge. 

Wickrematunge was killed in Attidiya in 2009 when he was on his way to office. (Colombo Gazette)


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