Chief of Defense Staff to appear before CID today

Chief of Defense Staff to appear before CID today

10 September 2018 05:08 am

Chief of Defense Staff Ravindra Wijegunawardena has been summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (10) to record a statement for allegedly harboring and abetting Navy Sampath.

It is also reported that he would be produced before the court after recording the statement.

When the CID spoke before Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on 29 August regarding harboring Navy Lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath who has been accused of abducting and disappearing 11 youths, the Magistrate ordered to immediately apprehend the Chief of Defense Staff and produce him before the court.

But it has not happened until now.

Meanwhile, internal sources of the CID told Lanka News Web that the CID is being pressed by people in high places to refrain from arresting him. Due to this pressure, the CID has faced a difficult situation.