It is reported that former JMO of Kalubowila Hospital Dr. Sunil Kumara who issued the for the postmortem report of Lasantha Wickremetunga’s murder serves as a senior lecturer at SAITM private medical school at Malabe.
When the case was heard the CID stated in Court that according to evidence regarding the murder the postmortem report issued by then JMO at Colombo South Hospital Dr. Sunil Kumara is questionable and there are many points that are contradictory.
In the postmortem report issued by Dr. Sunil Kumara states thee were gun shot injuries but Prof. Mohan Silva who performed the surgery on Lasantha Wickremetunga before he died had noted that there were no gun shot injuries.
Also, the Government Analyst’s report states there were no gun shot injuries in Wickremetunga’s body.
Accordingly, the CID requested permission from the Court to exhume Lasantha Wickremetunga’s body as there is a contradiction between the report issued by Dr. Sunil Kumara and reports issued by other doctors.
The vice-chancellor of SAITM private medical school at Malabe is Dr. Ananda Samarasekera who is accused of issuing a false report to conceal the murder of popular rugby player Wasim Thajudeen and misplacing certain skeletal remains of Thajudeen’s body.
Meanwhile, the application filed by the vice-chancellor of SAITM Ananda Samarasekera seeking anticipatory bail stating he would be arrested by the CID in connection with the disappearance of skeletal parts of Thajudeen’s body was rejected and there is no obstacle to arrest him for concealing evidence of a murder.