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Police arrests 2 ex-SLA officials after intelligence tip-off on Lasantha assasination

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 16:34 No Comment]

Sri Lankan Police officials have claimed that they have arrested two former Sri Lanka Army officials in connection with the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickremathunge. The arrests were carried out following information provided by the Intelligence Unit of the SLA, police sources claimed Monday, when former Sri Lankan military chief and defeated presidential candidate General (retd) Sarath Fonseka was taken by the Sri Lankan military police for investigations.

Two other army personnel arrested earlier on the alleged plot to overthrow the government are being also under interrogation in regard to the killing of Lasantha Wickremathunge, Sri Lankan police said.

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