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Club Wasantha Killing: MPs question how Police Let Airing of Suspect’s Confession Video

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MPs from from both Government and Opposition today questioned the public airing of a video clip showing the confession of a tattoo shop owner implicated in the murder of ‘Club Wasantha’ in Athurugiriya.

NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who initially raised the issue, criticized the video as a media spectacle. “It is clear that the police had already questioned the suspect and then staged a media show. We clearly saw the DIG who questioned the suspect reminding him of certain facts whenever he got stuck. This kind of situation cannot be accepted,” Dissanayake stated.

Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella suggested that the motive behind airing the video might be to exonerate those responsible for the murder.

Leader of the House Susil Premajayantha added that publicly airing the video could compromise the investigation and the court case.

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