Lasantha killing suspect acquitted

Former Army intelligence officer, Kandegedera Priyawansa arrested in connection with the murder of The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga was acquitted of all charges and released by Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Rangajeewa on the instructions of the Attorney General.

Wickramatunga was shot at Attidiya in Mount Lavinia by unidentified gunmen on Jan. 8, 2009.

The Colombo Terrorism Investigations Division arrested a Nuwara Eliya garage owner and the army intelligence officer over the assassination.

The garage owner, T. Jesudasan died due to an illness while in remand custody.

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