Audio tape of Lasantha-Mahinda secret telephone conversation!
www.srilankamirror.com has received an audio tape of a secret telephone conversation between the slain ‘Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Their conversation indicates that they had been very close friends.
However, Rajapaksa was the president when Lasantha was murdered on 08 January 2009.
Colombotelegraph.com website has published an article containing a list of telephone lines tapped on the orders of the Rajapaksa regime, and among them were those of Wickrematunge as well as the then opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The article was published on 08 September 2008, and Wickrematunge was killed three months later.