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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Sri Lanka Police continues questioning the linchpin.........

[b]Sri Lanka Police continues questioning the linchpin in Kadirgamar’s killing.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 October, ([/b] The Crime Division Police of Sri Lanka continues with the questioning of Charles Gnanakone, a businessman and the resident of Australia, the alleged linchpin in the murder of former Foreign Affairs Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, who was arrested on 10 October and held by the Colombo Crime Division, despite report emerging that he is taken sick and the police are arranging for his medical treatment.

The millionaire Sri Lankan businessman was arrested on 10 October, in a house in Nikape, Dehiwala, and was taken for questioning around 1.40 a.m. by a team from the army’s Operations Command, on receiving information that there were some terrorists hiding in a safe house in Nikape.

According to Brigadier Witharanage, on a tip off as Tamil terrorists are hiding in a house owned by Mrs. Joseph Soba, at 36 Nikape Road, Nedimal, Dehiwela, a special unit of the army entered the house and searched for suspects and they found Charles Gnanakone, wanted by the police, but not any the other terrorists, purportedly staying in the house. After interrogation by the Army, Brig Witharanage said that Charles was immediately taken away by the men from the Operations Command and handed over to Dehiwala police. Later, he had been handed over to the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) by the Dehiwala police.

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