UNF admits it failed to complete probe on high profile murder cases

The United National Front (UNF) admitted that it failed to complete investigations into high profile murder cases while in the Government.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, speaking at an election rally in Embilipitiya today, said that the Government launched investigations into several criminal cases.

However he admitted that the UNF Government failed to complete most investigations.

Senaratne spoke on some of the cases including on the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga and rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.

He said that the family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was linked to Thajudeen’s murder.

Thajudeen was killed in a car crash in 2012 which was initially pronounced to be an accident but is currently being investigated as a murder.

Senaratne also said that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has now admitted that the former Government was involved in Wickremetunga’s murder.

The Minister said that the former Government killed and assaulted several journalists but now the media is attacking the current Government. (Colombo Gazette)