Government insists Trinco-5 murder still being investigated

The Government has said that the “Trinco-5 murder” is still being investigated.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene insisted that the current Government didn’t brush aside investigations into the Trinco-5 murders or any other high profile crime.

Wijewardena told The Sunday Morning that some investigations take time, especially if the allegations involve the security forces.

“There are complications that arise from these things. We have to manoeuvre through these things to complete the investigations. On the Government, I can say we are definitely pursuing these investigations,” he said.

Wijewardene said that he can understand the frustration some families may have with the pace of the investigations.

However, he said it was better to conduct a comprehensive investigation and bring the perpetrators to book than conduct an ad-hoc probe and later be forced to free the accused for lack of evidence.

“Sometimes the perpetrators can go free if the investigation is not done properly. So that is why I think it takes a long time for the investigations to be completed,” he said.

The Minister asserted that the Government was giving priority to the investigations and he hoped the families of the victims would receive some form of redress soon. (Colombo Gazette)


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