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Former Mount Lavinia police official arrested over Lasantha murder

Sri Lanka's former acting OIC of Mount Lavinia Police was arrested this week by the CID over the assassination of the Sunday Leader editor, Lasantha Wickramatunga. 

Mount Lavinia chief magistrate remanded Tissa Sugathapala until February 16. He was accused concealing and destroying evidence. 

Mr Wickramatunga was assassinated on January 8, 2009.