After considering a request made by the CID from Mt. Lavinia Magistrates Court, Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen gave permission today (8th) to exhume the remains of former Editor of ‘Sunday Leader’ Lasantha Wickremetunga on the 27th and hold a postmortem on that day.
It is stated that a board of JMOs have forwarded a report stating the postmortem examination carried out after the murder of Mr. Lasantha Wickremetunga had 21 suspicious points.
Accordingly, the remains are to be exhumed on 27th September at 8.00 a.m. before Magistrate of Colombo Magistrate Court No 2. Police have been deployed to protect the place at the Borella Cemetery where the remains of Mr. Wickremetunga are buried.