Wasim Thajudeen murder:
Net closing in on police top brass
DIG, Senior retired DIG, two PSD Officers main
Arrests likely in next two weeks:
Suspects not permitted to leave country:
Deputy Inspector General of Police who had close links with the top
brass of the previous administration is among the possible suspects in
the Wasim Thajudeen case, authoritative police sources told the Sunday
“Although the senior police officer is not directly linked to the
murder, there is evidence to suggest that he aided the suspects who
allegedly perpetrated the crime,” a senior spokesperson of the
Department said yesterday. The police are also likely to arrest a
retired senior DIG who played a key role in the Department at the time
of Thajudeen’s murder. There were allegations that he was instrumental
in altering police records with regard to the rugby player’s killing,
attributing his death to a fatal accident.
Among other possible suspects in the case are two prominent security
officers of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
One of them is known as ‘Captain Tissa,’ police sources confirmed
“Captain Tissa was in Colombo at the time of the murder. His
telephone records were carefully analysed by the CID,” the officer
“The arrests will be made based on circumstantial and scientific
evidence gathered by the police teams conducting the investigation,” he
They said all the possible suspects in the case were under
surveillance and they could not leave the country.
The suspects are likely to be arrested within the next two weeks.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris, who ruled that
Thajudeen’s death might have been a murder, directed the CID to proceed
with the investigation and arrest the possible suspects.