However, under interrogation, Gotabhaya remained silent, thinking, for nearly 20 minutes. CID officials did not disturb him, and did their questioning slowly. As the answers were not forthcoming, the interrogation has been put off for another day, say the sources.
Will Gota have to stay in the CID?
The CID is to question the ex-defence secretary over several incidents, including the disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda, Lasantha Wickrematunge murder and the assaults on Upali Tennakoon and Namal Perera.
Justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe has vowed that Gotabhaya would not be allowed to be arrested as long as he remained in the ministry, but the president has instructed the IGP to summon for questioning and punish anyone for wrongdoing irrespective of position. Accordingly, very controversial arrests are likely very soon, the sources add.