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The body of the former Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge is currently being exhumed as part of a fresh probe into his death.

Wickrematunge’s grave in Colombo has been under armed guard since the new autopsy was announced earlier this month, two months after a military intelligence official was arrested in connection with the killing of the former editor.

Wickrematunge was shot dead by gunmen while driving to work on January 8, 2009.