Friday, January 30, 2009

Suspect arrested over Sunday Leader editor's killing

Details under wraps. A series of investigations had led to the arrest.

Police arrested a suspect at Aththidiya in Dehiwala this morning (Jan 30) in connection with the killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, police said.

According to Police Spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara, a series of investigations had led to the arrest.

He said the suspect was taken into custody along Attidiya Road at around 5 am today. He is a three wheeler driver. The arrest was made after extensive investigations into a telephone. Details about the phone will be presented to the Magistrate. The suspect revealed that he had purchased the phone for four thousand rupees. The seller is also a suspect from the Attidiya area. The Police are seeking a Court order to carry out the interrogation. The Police Media Spokesman was confident that further investigations will be undertaken after obtaining a detention order from the Court.