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Lasantha Wickrematunge death caused by blow to head


2017-03-20

It was today revealed that Veteran Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge died due to a blow to the head and not gunshot injuries. The attack on Wickramatunge was said to have caused brain damage.

This information was revealed when the report of the second post-mortem examination, was tabled in court today.

Meanwhile the Criminal Investigations Department informed court that as per claims made by Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, the Intelligence unit in the past operated a special unit dedicated to assaulting Journalists, during the tenure of United People’s Freedom Alliance led government.

The CID further stated that as per the statement of Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka the unit was headed by a chief officer of the Intelligence Unit.

According to Minister Field Marshall Fonseka, all assaults on journalists that took place during the UPFA regime were carried out by a Special Intelligence Unit.


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