Lasantha Murdered because of knowing Mahinda’s illegal plan: Rajitha

Updated: 05:43 GMT, Jan 8, 2018 | Published: 11:59 GMT, Jan 7, 2018 |

Health Minister Rajitha Senarathna said, that Editor of Sunday Leader Newspaper Lasantha Wickramatunga had been murdered, because of knowing in advance about an illegal plan that was carried out during the last regime.

He stated while addressing the 71st United National Party Congress at Colombo today (January 7).

Journalist Lasantha knew about the illegal deal of Mahinda Rajapakshe with the government of Ukraine. But he had been murdered before signing the agreement, Minister added.

Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickramatunga was shot by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles as he drove to work in the city suburbs. Criminal Investigation Division is conducting investigations on suspicion that the murder involved with the past regime.

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