As part of fresh investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of former Sri Lanka Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, his body is to be exhumed on Monday (August 10). This follows the Colombo Additional Magistrate having granted a request by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to exhume the body in order to conduct further investigations into his death.

Wasim Thajudeen was killed in May 2012, when his car crashed into a wall and burst into flames at Narahenpita. At the time, police stated that the death was accidental.

However, suspicions of foul play have persisted and the CID notified courts last July that there was evidence to suggest that Thajudeen had, in fact, been tortured before being murdered and that the incident had been covered up.