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Lankaenews dismisses claims of contract attack Police say overseas call link to chief suspect

Police at the scene of crime

By Damith Wickremasekara

Police probing the torching of the Lankaenews office at Malabe are investigating a foreign call said to have been received by a man who reportedly undertook a contract attack, which the editor and the journalist of the website office are dismissive of.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Daya Samaraweera told the Sunday Times that one of the suspects already in custody claims that the chief suspect had received a telephone call from overseas, for a contract to attack the office, with the assurance of a handsome remuneration.

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Editor of the Lankae-news Sandaruwan Senadheera who resides in Britain told the Sunday Times that according to information they had received four soldiers were involved in the attack.

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