Minister and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today on the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga.
He was questioned for several hours in connection to the January 2009 murder. Fonseka was the Army Commander at the time.
The CID has sought permission from the President and the Prime Minister to question and record statements in connection with the murder of Sunday leader editor Lasantha Wickramathunga .
For political reason, specially on account of forthcoming Local Government Election granting permission by both of them are deferred, sources said. Voice recording of conversation between Mahinda and Lasantha had already been released in social media.
After completing inquiry with Gotabahya and Sarath Fonseka , inquiry will be held with Mahinda Rajapaksha, CID said.