Retired army officer claims he killed Lasantha in suicide note

Lasantha Wickremetunge

A retired army officer has committed suicide by hanging himself at his resident in Karandupana, Kegalle.

Police have discovered a letter which is believed to have been written by the 51-year-old father of three before he took his own life.

In the letter, the retired army officer  claims that he was responsible for the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and asks for the release of the army intelligence officer who is currently under arrest over the murder, police said.

The body of the deceased has been placed at the Kegalle General Hospital for the  postmortem examination while Kegalle Police is conducting further investigations.

(Ada Derana)