Tamil Diplomat

Police begins probe over Gota’s secret ‘death squad’

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana in an interview to AFP told that they were investigating the allegations made against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who was accused of operating a death squad and ordering the killing of several prominent people including Sunday Leader Editor  Lasantha Wickrematunga.

“We have received a complaint that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was responsible for abductions, assaults and murder,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana told AFP news agency on Sunday.

“Three murders have been mentioned and one is that of Lasantha Wickrematunga. He (Rajapaksa) is accused of running a death squad.” Rohanna added.

It should be mentioned that former Minister and MP Mervin Siva had recently lodged a complaint at Criminal Investigations Department that   Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was behind the killings of Bharatha Laksman Premachandra,  Lasantha Wickrematunga and many others.