A compliant was lodged at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today against the false rumors that a close associate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was allegedly involved in an incident where a large heroin haul weighing 231.5 kilogrammes was seized at Beruwala on December 5.
The complaint was lodged by Attorney Gamini Ekanayake claiming that the false rumor had gone viral in the social media where a picture is being circulated in which Mr. Gotabaya and an individual named Mohammad Najmi appearing together.
Speaking to the media, Ekanayake said the police had arrested three suspects in connection to the incident among them one was Mohammad Rizwan.
He said MP Ranjan Ramanayake and Ninzer Nizamudeen have published certain posts in social media twisting the identity of real suspect who is in police custody and denies any link between the suspect and Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
He said this was done intentionally with the motive of tarnishing the reputation of Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Sheain Fernandopulle)