Prasanna Nanayakkara to be indicted

The advocate appearing for the state has told the Mt. Lavinia magistrate that former senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara will be served with indictment over destroying evidence in the case pertaining to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga.

 In such an eventuality, the magistrate’s court cannot grant him bail.

Nanayakkara and another suspect, ex-crimes OIC of Mt. Lavinia police Tissa Sugathapala were remanded further until May 25, as their lawyers were absent at the hearing.

Reports say Nanayakkara is willing to make a statement as per clause 127 in the penal code that will make him a witness of the state and will no longer require legal support. That is why the lawyers were absent.

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