Court orders probe into Thajudeen’s autopsy team

Court orders probe into Thajudeen’s autopsy team

December 10, 2015   03:34 pm

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today instructed the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to launch an inquiry regarding the medical team, including former Chief Judicial Medical Officer of Colombo Dr. Ananda Samarasekara, which had carried out the first postmortem examination after the death of former Sri Lankan rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.

The instructions were issued after considering the accusation of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that Dr Samarasekara and the medical team had acted in an irresponsible manner with regard to examination.  

Therefore the Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris ordered a separate investigation into this matter. 

Meanwhile the Additional Magistrate also instructed the CID to investigate the police officers who had allegedly covered up the investigations regarding Thajudeen’s death. 

The CID informed court that the Colombo University’s computer unit has been tasked with inspecting the CCTV footage from Narahenpita to Kirulapana with regard to the incident. 

According to this footage, the CID is investigating a suspicious vehicle and an individual while the Colombo University’s computer unit has been ordered to submit a report regarding its findings within 14 days. 

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