Sep 10, 2018

CDS summoned to CID! Featured

Chief of defence staff Ravi Wijegunawardena has been asked to appear before the CID this morning (10), police headquarters sources say.

The former Navy commander stands accused of harbouring the main accused in the abduction of 11 persons, and aiding him to flee the country.

Taking up a related case on August 29, Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered that Wijegunawardena be arrested and produced before courts.

Accordingly, he will be taken to courts after the CID records a statement, the sources say.

The abduction accused, Lt. Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath, was arrested, produced before courts and remanded a few days ago.

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