Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, who was found dead in his car over three years back, had been killed by three Presidential Security Division personnel, Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
Addressing a press conference in Colombo, Minister Senaratne said investigations had revealed that the talented national ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, had been murdered by the PSD men, on May 17, 2012 though it had been claimed that he had died when his car crashed into a wayside wall at Kirulapone.
It was widely believed that the orders to kill the rugger player, who had a little son, had come from a powerful person connected to the previous government, the minister added.
On a recent application filed by the Criminal Investigations Department in the Colombo Magistrates Court, calling for an analysis of the deceased’s fractured bones, the Magistrate directed that the body be exhumed next Monday.
Meanwhile, the grave at the Dehiwela Muslim Burial ground, where Thajudeen’s body was buried, is being guarded by armed policemen.