Senior State Counsel Dilan Rathnayake today told Court that according to the information revealed from the phone details of Former OIC of the Narahenpita Police Damian Perera, in connection with the murder of the killing of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, the CID had recovered that the phone calls were received from the Presidential Secretariat on the day the incident happened.
He also said based on the revealed facts, a sensitive investigation was being carried out by the CID into the phone conversations received from the Secretariat.
Former SDIG Anura Senanayake and Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera were ordered to be further remanded till August 10 by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohammad Mihar today over the inquiry.
The prosecution held that the suspects were charged under Sections 113 (Conspiracy) and 32 (Liability for act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), of the Penal Code and according to the provision in Section 13 of the Bail Act, a person suspected or accused of being concerned in committing or having committed an offence punishable with death or with life imprisonment, shall not be released on bail except by a Judge of the High Court.
The former SDIG and the former Crimes OIC were also charged of causing disappearance of evidence, fabricating false evidence, touching it to screen the offender and conspiring under Clauses of 189,198 and 296 of the Penal Code. (Shehan Chamika Silva)