Oct 19, 2018

Order to produce CDS in court!

The Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today (19) ordered the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to be produced in court. He had so far not been produced in court and the Magistrate had told the CID to get the main persons behind the abduction of the 11 youths and not the small fries.

The CID had so far failed to carry out the order issued by the Magistrate on August 29 when the case of the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, against former Navy Lt. Com. Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi was taken up, where the Magistrate ordered the CID to arrest the former Navy Commander who is the current CDS and produce him in court with regard to aiding Hettiarachchi to remain in hiding.

It was earlier reported that the head of the CID was to be summoned before courts for questioning over the failure to carry out the court order.