AG instructs to expedite probes into Lasantha & Thajudeen murders

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Attorney General Dappula de Livera PC had instructed the acting IGP to expedite the conclusion of investigations relating to five high profile cases without further delay as the investigations of these cases had not been concluded so far despite the continuous reminders by the AG.

The AG had instructed to send completed extracts (All materials of the investigations) of the investigations of Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case, Waseem Thajudeen murder inquiry, abduction of Keith Noyar, disappearance of 11 youths and murders of 17 persons of an Aid group.

In a letter addressing to the acting IGP, the AG had noted his serious concerns over the delay of concluding these investigations by the Police despite the continuous reminders of the AG.

Meanwhile, AG Livera had also observed that some files that have been submitted to the AG’s Department for legal advices are incomplete and that it is a failure of the Police to comply with the provisions provided under the Section 393(6) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

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