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Former Deputy Inspector General Prasanna Nanayakkara arrested by the CID in connection with the Lasantha Wickramathunga murder.

Former Deputy Inspector General Prasanna Nanayakkara was arrested today by the Criminal Investigation Department for concealing evidence of the case pertaining the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief, Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Nanayakkara functioned as the DIG of the Mount Lavinia Police Division at the time of the incident.

Lasantha Wickrematunge, who is also a correspondent for TIME Magazine and an outspoken critic of the previous government was assassinated at the Attidiya junction on January 8th, 2009.

He will be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today.