Nov 29, 2018

CDS transferred to Welikada prison

Remanded Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne, has been transferred to the Welikada prison from the Magazine Prison last night (28).

According to Commissioner General of Prisons Nishan Dhanasinghe, the CDS has been transferred to the Welikada Prison due to security reasons.

The CDS was remanded yesterday by Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake until December 05 for allegedly intimidating a witness when he appeared in the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court over his alleged involvement in the case of harbouring former Navy officer Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath.