Sep 19, 2018

Ravi returns from Mexico

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who had gone to Mexico to participate in an official engagement, had returned to the country today (19).

He had landed at the BIA on-board a flight from Doha, Qatar, at around 01.45 this morning.

Admiral Wijegunaratne had left the country on September 10, to participate in Mexico’s 28th Independence Day Celebrations.

Meanwhile, the CID had notified court that there was information that Admiral Wijegunaratne had directly assisted the suspect who was accused of the disappearance of 11 youths in 2008-2009, Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath, to abscond the magisterial inquiry in the case.

When the CID was scheduled to obtain a statement from Admiral Wijegunaratne regarding this incident, he had travelled overseas without notifying the CID, they said.

However, the CID had told court that they would obtain a statement from the CDS upon his return to the country.