Thajudeen’s killers identified – CID
By Niranjala Ariyawansha
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has identified National rugby star Wassim Thajudeen’s killers.
CID sources said that however this is yet to be confirmed by Court when hearings into the case are next held.
A top Cid official told Ceylon Today that the identified suspects will be arrested as soon as the CID receives a Court Order.
Dr. Ajith Tennakoon, the Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer told the Colombo Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday that the victim had been dumped on the passenger seat on the left side of the driver’s seat, before the ‘accident’ was allegedly staged. According to him, the accident had been staged by an individual who was driving the vehicle. The JMO’s report added that the cause of death had been the grievous injuries caused to the victim’s legs and chest.
A prominent criminal lawyer speaking to Ceylon Today said the CID does not need a Court Order to make arrests in a case of such magnitude.
Thajudeen’s Family To Take Ex JMO To Court
The family of murdered rugby player Wasim Thajudeen is to file legal action against former Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekara for concealing bone samples and producing false reports during the first post-mortem into the death of Wasim Thajudeen.
The Special Judicial Medical Council, giving evidence before the Colombo magistrate Nishantha Peiris last Thursday, stated that Thadjudeen had been murdered after being tortured and that his car was set on fire. The second post mortem was conducted by the Colombo JMO Dr. Ajith Tennakone, Dr. S. D. Hewage and Prof. Jean Perera.
A close relative of the Thadjudeen family told The Sunday Leader that legal action will be filed against Samarasekara after the case is called up on the 10th of this month. (KP)