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Video: Ranil, Maithri give statements to CID

26 December 2014 08:49 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The CID has recorded statements from Opposition Presidential Candidate Mathiripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday, following a complaint made to the Inspector General of Police by Mr. Wickremesinghe.

He had earlier urged the Police to investigate the alleged agreement distributed to the media by former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake.

Mr. Wickremesinghe alleged that his signature and that of Mr. Sirisena had been forged.

“The CID has taken over the investigation with a Superintendant of Police heading a team of detectives. We will obtain the assistance of the Examiner of Questioned Documents and other specialists. The CID is currently tracing the original document because the only document we have in our possession is a photocopy,” Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said.

He did not specify a time frame for the conclusion of the investigations. The presidential polls are scheduled for January 8 and the Government is flaunting this allegedly fraudulent document as a major propaganda tool during the run-up to the election.

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Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 6

  • Senaratne Friday, 26 December 2014 06:41 PM

    And so is the common puppet for agreeing to the TNA demands! Better get ready to go to the USA or Norway with a one way ticket!

    bababoo Friday, 26 December 2014 06:42 PM

    Why need an investigation, go and get the original from Tissa or the source of the original. What a joker this spokesman is.

    zorro Friday, 26 December 2014 06:46 PM

    Mr. Rohana have you thought about asking Tissa before searching the whole world for this document?

    Mac Cowe Friday, 26 December 2014 06:46 PM

    This Parrot always talk about "Wimarshana" and "Adhikshana" and "Parikshana" but with no results.Ohoma yang.

    Mala Friday, 26 December 2014 02:38 PM

    Tissa Pissa in big big trouble.....!!

    Vichy Silva Friday, 26 December 2014 07:25 PM

    Since there is police investigation in progress, Opposition should get an injunction immediately against using this document for propaganda by the Govt. party.Vichy

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