The second suspect in connection with the assassination of The Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge, Lance Corporal Kandegedara Piyawansa was released on Rs. 50,000 cash bail and two personal bails of Rs.100, 000 each by the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate on Thursday (21).
Mt. Lavinia Magistrate Nirosha Fernando meanwhile ordered Lance Corporal Piyawansa to appear before the Mt. Lavinia Police on the last Sunday of every month.
Wickrematunge was brutally assassinated by unidentified gunmen on January 8, 2009 while on his way to the Leader Publications. The police are yet to trace the assailants two and a half years since Wickrematunge’s killing.
First suspect Pitchai Jesudasan has not been allowed bail. The case will next be heard on August 4.