Lasantha Wickrematunge assassination: Former DIG arrested

 

Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prasanna Nanayakkara was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for concealing evidence of the case pertaining the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief, Lasantha Wickrematunge, earlier today.

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.