A 51 year old father of three from Karadupana area in Kegalle has committed suicide at his residence stating he killed the former Editor of ‘Sunday Leader ‘ Lasantha Wickremetunga.
The dead person is said to be a retired Army officer and a letter said to have written by him before committing suicide states he killed journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga.
The letter also requests that the officer of Army intelligence now in remand prison in connection with the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunga should be released. The body has been taken to Kegalle General Hospital for post-mortem examination. Police are conducting further investigations.