Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has yesterday (5) informed the President, Prime Minister, Minister of Law and Order and Inspector General about how Chief of Defense Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratna has assisted Lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi, who was accused of kidnapping 11 persons for ransom, to flee the country.
When Ravindra Wijegunaratna served as the Commander of Navy, he has sheltered Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi at house no.8 of Ward Room housing complex. When the CID was planning to arrest him, Ravindra Wijegunaratna has given him a sum of Rs.5 lakhs and a high-speed vessel belonged to navy to escape to an Asian country.
Although we have all pertinent information with regard to this, we choose not to reveal them since there is already an ongoing investigation.
Chief of Defense Staff’s involvement in assisting the warrantee was first revealed by Director of CID Shani Abeysekara at a meeting held with many officials and ministers including the Minister of Law and Order. Chief of Defense Staff said that he will resign if allegations proved wrong.
Allegations against Chief of Defense Staff have been proved by the CID without a doubt.
Although he bragged about resigning, now he doesn’t at least step out of his home because he is aware of the fact that he will soon be caught.