The family of murdered ruggerite, Wasim Thajudeen will be calling for the arrest of former Senior DIG of the Western Province, Anura Senanayake and former Chief Judicial Medical Officer of Colombo, Prof. Ananda Samarasekera, in Court, over their alleged involvement in the cover-up of the killing, Lawyer for the family, A. Sathar M. Misbah said.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recently arrested former Officer-in-Charge of Crimes at the Narahenpita Police, Sumith Champika Perera over the concealing of information and evidence with regards to the murder of Thajudeen on April 21. Perera was ordered to be remanded till May 5.
He added that the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), as per the Colombo Magistrate’s Court’s orders had completed the investigation and disciplinary inquiry into Prof. Samarasekera, but had not submitted the report to Court yet.
“Senanayake previously told the father of the deceased that they had decided that this was an accident,” he explained. “There is a trail and chain of incidents including a conspiracy, a murder and a cover-up,” he said.
“There is clear evidence of a cover up and there must be evidence which is why the CID has arrested Perera. All involved in whatever the way including Police personnel will be named,” Misbah added.
However, Prof. Samarasekera mentioned that his first report did not make any mention of this being a murder or an accident.
“The matter regarding the report has already been investigated by the CID. The first post-mortem examination report produced within a year of the incident contains findings of facts and evidence. Whether it is a murder or an accident is a matter for the Magistrate to decide,” he said.
He said there was a delay due to the non-availability of the Government Analyst’s report. ”Subsequently, the final and second report with my opinion was made available to the Court. Elsewhere, the SLMC conducted an investigation and called me too,” he said.