CID records statement from SDIG Tennakoon

CID records statement from SDIG Tennakoon

CID records statement from SDIG Tennakoon

Written by Amani Nilar

17 May, 2022 | 5:54 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The CID recorded a statement from Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon over his alleged involvement in the violence which took place on 9th May.

In addition, SSP Nishantha Chandrasekara in charge of the Colombo Central area also appeared before the CID this morning and provided a statement.

Meanwhile, the CID arrested former Provincial Councilor Amal Silva and a Moratuwa Municipal Council employee in connection with the attack on Gota Go Gama and Maina Go Gama, and they were remanded until Wednesday (18).

The Attorney General, the IGP and the Senior DIG in charge of the CID were instructed in writing yesterday (16) to arrest 22 former ministers, MPs and others involved in the attack.

Former Minister Johnston Fernando, former Minister of State Sanath Nishantha, MPs Sanjeewa Edirimanne, Milan Jayatilleke, Moratuwa Mayor Samanlal Fernando, Colombo Municipal Councilor and President of the Federation of Self-Employed Mahinda Kahandagamadakara, and Dan Priyasad, claiming to be a social media activist, belong to this group.

Meanwhile, the CID has informed the Speaker of the Parliament that it wants to record statements from seven Members of Parliament regarding the attack on GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated that the Speaker was informed to notify the Members of Parliament with regard to this.

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