Jan 02, 2019

CID probes fake documents submitted by Namal Kumara Featured

Director of the Anti-Corruption Force Namal Kumara had, allegedly, submitted forged certificates to join the Sri Lanka Army and Air Force.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed the court that investigations have been commenced with this regard.

The Director (Operations ) of the Anti-Corruption Force, Namal Kumara, on September 2018, had uncovered the alleged telephone conversations between himself and DIG of the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) Nalaka de Silva, regarding a conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The CID subsequently commenced investigations regarding the alleged conspiracy and has recorded statements from both Namal Kumara and the former DIG on multiple occasions.

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Meanwhile, former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested by the CID in connection with an alleged assassination plot targeting the President and former Defence Secretary, has been further remanded until January 16.

The Indian national who was arrested in connection with the investigations into the complaint was also ordered remanded until January 16.

The former Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was arrested by the CID on October 25 over a suspected plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

He was arrested after a police informant, Namal Kumara, made the allegations against Silva in a news conference.

Director (Operations) of Anti-Corruption Movement, Namal Kumara, had revealed information of the conspiracy and the alleged conversations that he has had with former DIG Nalaka de Silva regarding the matter and other controversial topics.

The CID subsequently commenced investigations regarding the alleged conspiracy and has recorded statements from both Namal Kumara and the former DIG on multiple occasions.

(ada derana)

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