CID Sitting On Vital CCTV Footage Of Thajudeen Killing

Questions are being asked as to why the CID has still not sent the vital CCTV footage to a foreign forensic laboratory seeking expert opinion which showed the vehicle in which popular ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen was travelling, despite an order given by Colombo Additional Magistrate over a month back who directed the CID to dispatch the CCTV footage overseas as local experts did not have the necessary expertise to determine the cause behind the blast.

Wasim Thajudeen

Local experts were unable to determine the cause behind Thajudeen’s car blast which resulted in his death, even though it was captured by the CCTV footage. However, due to poor quality of the image as it had happened during night time local experts said they couldn’t come to a conclusion, and had adviced that Sri Lanka seeks assistance from a forensic laboratory overseas which had the equipment to verify such unclear visuals.

Subsequent to this observation, on January 7, Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris had given the green light for the CID to seek assistance from foreign experts which may help determine the cause behind Thajudeen’s death, in which former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s sons are allegedly involved, however it is learnt that even though it its almost 5 weeks since the order had been given, the CID is yet to dispatch the footage overseas.

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