Jun 25, 2018

Chief of defence staff to be arrested? Featured

Ravindra Wijegunaratne is at risk of losing his position as the chief of defence staff after several accusations were leveled against him, according to defence sources.

He stands accused of harbouring Navy Sampath, a criminal suspect, aiding and abetting him to flee the country and concealing his crime when he was the Navy commander.

Wijegunaratne said previously that if he is charged, he will resign and support the investigations.

However, he still remains in position although the CID has made submissions against him under ‘B’ report no. 9527/18.

The CID has informed the president, PM, law and order ministry, defence secretary and the IGP regarding this development.

The CID reportedly wants to arrest him, but his position prevents it from going ahead.