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Lasantha murder: Ex-DIG, SI further remanded

Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Abewickrama yesterday ordered the extension of the remand of retired Deputy Inspector General of Police Prasanna Nanayakkara (3rd suspect) and Sub Inspector Tissa Sugathapala (2nd suspect) until April, 23.

This in in connection with the murder of the Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga.

The Additional Magistrate also ordered the first suspect in the case Army Intelligence Officer Premananda Udulagama to appear before Court on June 29.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted before Court the statements of 18 members of the 112 Brigade of the Army that have been reordered so far.

Lasantha Wickramatunga was killed by two assailants who had followed him on a motorcycle at Attidiya on January 8, 2009