Special police security is reported to have been provided to Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives in the wake of death threats levelled against her allegedly by a close relative of former finance minister Ravi Rarunanayake.
It was carried out on the directions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on the instructions of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI).
Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda had informed the PCoI that Ms. Wijesuriya, who testified before the Commission with regard to the leasing of a Penthouse by Arjun Aloysius in which former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s family resided, had fled the country because of the numerous threats levelled against her.
ASG Kodagoda said he earlier, informed the Commission that the Attorney General’s team had predicted the threat to her life and named her as a witness under the Witness Protection Act.
Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda revealed this while he was informing the Commission about a complaint received by them from Ms. Wijesooriya's elder brother as he was threatened by a person named Shanil Neththikumara recently.
It was also revealed that CID had initiated an inquiry into the threats on Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives. (Manopriya Gunesekara and Ranjan Katugampola)