Nov 20, 2018

LTTE link allegation against Nishantha de Silva is baseless Featured

The director of the CID has informed the IGP that there was no basis to allegations that its OIC of organized crimes investigation Nishantha de Silva has links with the LTTE.

Chief of defence staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has leveled the accusation at the Security Council and later in a telephone conversation with the IGP.

Inspector de Silva has been leading investigations into the abduction of 11 youths, in which Wijegunaratne has been accused of harbouring a key suspect ‘Navy Sampath’.

The CID director has sent a letter to the IGP, saying that Wijegunaratne is not qualified to hold the position of the CDS.

Courts have repeatedly ordered that Wijegunaratne be arrested and produced before courts.