The Secretary to Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Anura Jayawickrama had confirmed, following an inquiry done by Health Ministry’s Emergency Raids Unit over the former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s murder, that former Colombo Chief JMO Ananda Samarasekera had acted in an irresponsible manner when he conducted the first post-mortem on Thajudeen’s body and was responsible for several missing bones and other parts of the body.
Meanwhile, JMO Ananda Samarasekera filed a fundamental rights petition in Supreme Court yesterday (19th) stating there was an attempt to arrest him for the missing bones and other parts asked Court to issue an order preventing the IGP and other authorities from arresting him. The petitioner also requested Court to order the IGP, the Director of the CID and relevant authorities to present to Court reports done on Thajudeen’s murder.
He carried out the first post-mortem on Thajudeen’s body in July, 2012 and he retired from service on 3rd June, 2013 and stated he did not get involved in any matters related to the morgue or the freezers stated Dr. Ananda Samarasekera.
He stated that he came to know later that certain parts of the body were missing; he is accused of the incident mainly to arrest him and if this happens his fundamental rights would be violated states the petitioner.
Former Colombo Chief JMO Dr. Ananda Samarasekera who carried out the first post – mortem on Thajudeen’s body is the present vice chancellor of the SAITM medical school at Malabe which sells medical degrees.