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The Army Intelligence officer who was arrested in connection with the assassination of former editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge was further remanded until August 11.

The suspect was remanded after being produced before the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court this morning.

The officer was arrested over the abduction, unlawful detention and questioning of Wickrematunge’s driver following the assassination.

Wickrematunge was killed by gunmen while on his way to work on January 8, 2009 down Attidiya Road.