President’s Counsel Saliya Peiris stated before Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya that the
Government Analyst’s report does not mention of any traces of cyanide in the vomit sample taken from the clothes of Janashakthi Director Dinesh Schaffter.
Peiris mentioned this when the case related to the death of Schaffter was called before the Court on Monday (25).
Peiris stated that although JMO Ruhul Haq had stated that this death was due to ingestion of cyanide poison and requested the Court to bring to the matter to the attention of the five-member expert medical board committee appointed to probe Schaffter’s cause of death.
Also Peiris said Schaffter had injuries all over his body and the JMO had not paid much attention to this and also the matters mentioned in the medical report of psychiatrist Dr. Neil Fernando did not reflect Schaffter’s mental condition.
He requested Court to bring to the attention of the panel of experts regarding such matters as well.
The Magistrate stated that the orders were unnecessary as the expert committee had been informed about all the matters raised by the attorney before Court and said that she would only record the request.
As the five-member medical board has informed that all the investigations conducted on the body of Schaffter have been completed, Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya ordered the panel of experts to release the remains to his brothers.
The Magistrate told the Court that the expert medical board has completed the second post-mortem examination at the Galle Karapitiya Hospital and a final conclusion regarding the death will be given in the near future.