Retired Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara was arrested by the CID at Army Hospital. Following is how he got admitted to the hospital without any ailment.
He was ordered to be present at the CID yesterday (05) to give a statement. Looking for a chance to avoid that, he met Army Hospital’s doctor Maj. Gen. Sanjeewa Munasinghe. The doctor examined him and said he could not recommend his admission without any ailment.
Chief of defence staff, ex-Navy chief Ravindra Wijegunawardena came to his rescue. He called another Army hospital doctor, a brigadier, and pressurized him into admitting Karunasekara. That is how he got admitted to Army Hospital.
He is still warded there under CID custody and is yet to be questioned. Previously, it was a legal officer of the Navy who lied to the court that the defence secretary was not in the country, when the court took up a request by Karunasekara for permission to go overseas.