Suspects of Thajudeen Killing To Be Arrested Soon After Magistrate's Verdict: Three Ex-PSD Officers Traced

December 06, 2015

The suspects of the killing of former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen can be arrested immediately after the verdict of the magisterial inquiry into the death, a top CID sources told Asian Mirror. 

The verdict of the magisterial inquiry into Thajudeen's killing is due on December 10.

A senior Police spokesman who wished to remain anonymous told Asian Mirror that the CID had been able to trace three ex-PSD officers who were possible suspects of Thajudeen's murder. He further added that the CID established Thajudeen's death as a murder, a few months ago. 

Suspicions were also directed at a Sri Lankan national presently living in the United Kingdom. According to CID sources, he had entered the United Kingdom with the supporter of a former diplomat who is also under investigation in connection with a number of allegations. 

Investigations were also underway to ascertain whether a jeep belonging to 'Siriliya Saviya' organisation, headed by former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, was used to abduct Thajudeen before his murder

The investigations into Thajudeen's death were carried out by the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department. 

The JMO report presented to court last week concluded that Thajudeen's death was a murder and the Rugby player had been assaulted and tortured with a blunt weapon. 

It also stated that there was evidence to believe that an accident-scene had been created and Thajudeen's body had been put into the partially burnt vehicle.

The verdict of the magisterial inquiry will be based on the JMO report and other evidence presented before the Magistrate's Court.