CID arrests Divaina journalist Saman Gamage

11 May 2018 02:10 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Divaina Newspaper journalist Saman Gamage was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last night.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the journalist was arrested as he had failed to appear before the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court after he was summoned to do so on Friday (4).

The Police Spokesman explained that Gamage had been previously summoned to the CID to record a statement over an article written by him regarding an investigation into the assault of former Chief Editor of Rivira and Divaina newspapers Upali Tennakoon.

When the suspect failed to appear, the CID then notified the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court of the incident, prompting the court to summon him.  

When Gamage failed to appear before the court, the CID then filed a lawsuit under clause 109 subsection 6, which resulted in the Court issuing of an arrest warrant.

The suspect is to be produced before the Gampaha Magistrate Court today. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 8

  • Sri Wickrema Friday, 11 May 2018 03:04 PM

    Another hero afraid of appearing before the Court.

    Sian Friday, 11 May 2018 03:14 PM

    Can we arrest arjun like this?

    Manel Friday, 11 May 2018 03:33 PM

    Court room is a very uncomfortable place for those who try to spread lies.

    SL Friday, 11 May 2018 07:26 PM

    Then Rajitha and Mangala should be imprisoned for life.

    Mewan Friday, 11 May 2018 03:49 PM

    Ha ha democracy lichchavi style

    Dhammika Friday, 11 May 2018 03:58 PM

    Has got the qualification to become a future POLITICIAN ? .

    Premalal Friday, 11 May 2018 05:09 PM

    What journalists report is previledged information and cannot be subject to criminal investigation. The agrieved party can take action against the news paper which published it because it is expected to have done reasonable verification to confirm the facts contained in the article.

    malij Friday, 11 May 2018 05:09 PM

    Is he scared of giving evidence implication powerful people? Is that the problem?

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