Editor questioned over corruption report

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 August 1999, 10:30 GMT]
Lasantha Wickrematunge, the editor of the independently owned Sunday Leader, an English weekly, is being questioned in Colombo by officials from the Criminal Investigations Department, his lawyers said today.

Wickrematunge was asked to report to the offices of the Criminal Investigation Department at 9.30 am today.

He was accompanied by his lawyers who are reportedly waiting outside the offices of the CID.

He is still be interrogated with regard to the 'Channel 9' controversy said his lawyers.

The matter concerns an article in the paper, which exposed alleged government corruption over the Channel 9 Television deal.

The Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her Media Advisor Sanath Gunathileke have been implicated in the article.

 

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