Posted on 08.24.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremaratne has forwarded to the Attorney General (on 22nd) a report on the progress of six investigations conducted by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) including murder cases, abductions and disappearances, police media spokesmen Ruwan Gunasekara has mentioned.
The Acting Inspector General of Police has handed over the reports of the investigations to the Attorney General.The six incidents are, assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, assassination of Wasim Thajudeen, the abduction of journalist Keerth Noyar, the murder of 17 persons at Muthur relief worker lodge, the abduction of 11 youths and the abduction and disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.
The Attorney General had advised the acting IGP on the 15th of this month to complete the investigation without delay, and submit progress reports.
The media spokesman has said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had only accepted the investigation after few years of the incident. Some of the inquiries are forwarded to the Attorney General from time to time for consultation and further investigations are being carried out accordingly.
However, it was stated that the story of the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunga, former editor of The Sunday Leader, has not been forwarded to the Attorney General.
Gunasekera further stated that it is not possible to give a definite date or time to conclude all these investigations and that only the investigations into the abduction of Keerthi Noyar could be completed within another two months.