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Closed-circuit television footage obtained from a source at the scene of Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s murder has revealed the image of an individual, and police are now hoping his family would be able to shed some light on the unidentified suspect.
This new revelation comes via footage obtained from the scene of the crime. Previous footage and images sent overseas showed no positive identification of persons in it.
Investigations into the killing of Thajudeen could most probably be concluded by the first quarter of next year, according to police.
Representing the Thajudeen family, attorney-at-law A. Sathar M. Misbah said that by February or March next year, the matter could most probably be resolved.
He further said that three or four civilian suspects and certain police officers, including those attached to the special security division are scheduled to be taken in for questioning.
Elsewhere, statements made by former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Dr. Ananda Samarasekara with regard to the lack of procedures pertaining to the disposal of medical evidence such as bones was refuted in Court by the Ministry of Health, whereby the existence of set procedures were confirmed.
In the absence of a Stay Order preventing Dr. Samarasekera’s arrest, the Criminal Investigation Department has been ordered by Court to arrest him (Dr. Samarasekara) based on the evidence and as per the provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure and Police Ordinance in this regard.
Meanwhile, one of the suspects, former Deputy Inspector General of Police Anura Senanayake is to be questioned in relation to the State sponsored killing in Rathupaswela of protesters whose crime was to ask for water.