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Lasantha Wickremetunga assassination: Prasanna Nanayakkara, Tissasiri Sugathipala further remanded till May 25

 

Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Police OIC Tissasiri Sugathipala, who were arrested for concealing evidence of the case pertaining the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief, Lasantha Wickrematunge were further remanded until May 25.

Nanayakkara functioned as the DIG of the Mount Lavinia Police Division at the time of the incident.

Lasantha Wickrematunge, who is also a correspondent for TIME Magazine and an outspoken critic of the government was assassinated at the Attidiya junction on January 8, 2009, while on his way to work.