He was held for the January 2009 murder of Lasantha
Wickrematunga, the editor of Sunday Leader.
The police spokesman Maxi Procter said the suspect had
been admitted in the national hospital here with chest pains
Wickrematunga, the controversial editor was attacked by
an unknown group on his way to work.
He succumbed to severe head injuries.
Two suspects were held by the investigators, one of
whom was bailed out recently.
Colombo: The main suspect in the murder of a
pro-opposition editor has died in hospital, police said on Saturday.
First Published: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 21:11