Duminda grilled for 20 hours; action imminent – Police

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Action will be taken against controversial Colombo District UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva once the evidence gathered from his 20-hour long interrogation that lasted for three days at the CID office is assessed, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said today.

MP Silva who was subjected to an intense interrogation by several experienced CID detectives in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police for his alleged involvement in a money laundering case linked to the notorious drug trafficker Gampola Vidanalage Samantha alias ‘Wele Sudha’ concluded last evening.

The Parliamentarian was questioned on many areas related to his financial gains, various modes of income and how he had made striking donations to various public institutes including religious places, the sources said.

He was reported to have confronted with the evidence gathered from Wele Sudha’s statement that a commission of Rs.2.5million was paid by the latter. Also questions over 80 bank and financial accounts that allegedly belonged to him were raised and statements were recorded.

When asked if the Parliamentarian would be arrested soon, the Police Spokesman said the CID was currently assessing and matching the evidence gathered from his lengthy statement with the one recorded from ‘Wele Sudha’.

The young Parliamentarian who was summoned to the ‘fourth floor’ of the Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday morning at 9.00 am was questioned for six hours until 3.00 pm and he was summoned for the second time on Wednesday, and grilled again for six hours from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Mr. Silva reported to the CID at 9.00 am yesterday and his statement was recorded till 5.00 pm. He arrived with his attorney on all three days and was given 30-minute breaks for lunch and tea during every session. (Kevin Kariyawasam)

  Comments - 29

  • janaka Friday, 13 February 2015 12:41 PM

    Put him in prison for all the killings done by him, Soon finalise the judgement before late.

    Max Friday, 13 February 2015 04:41 PM

    The disgraceful medical staff who lied about his injury should be prosecuted and not allowed to practice medicine.

    Mohan Friday, 13 February 2015 04:44 PM

    Send him to Indonesia. He will get the right punishment there.

    nilanga Friday, 13 February 2015 12:49 PM

    What a joke and full of drama. It is the same situation like MR regime.

    Sambo Friday, 13 February 2015 05:20 PM

    Is he well done or medium to rare now asf he has ben grilled for so long

    AJJAA Friday, 13 February 2015 05:26 PM

    What if this Moron say that he cant remember due to bullets in his head!!!!!

    robin Friday, 13 February 2015 06:23 AM

    Never heard or read of Duminda Silva trying to thrust forcibly down the nose of youngsters.

    Divanka Perera Friday, 13 February 2015 01:51 PM

    Hope there is an arrest at the end of all this

    Perumal Friday, 13 February 2015 01:58 PM

    Duminda Silva must be punished; No question about that but are all other big fish going to get away under cover of this big fish?

    bandara Friday, 13 February 2015 02:09 PM

    Dumi is only grilled, shouldn't he barbequed next

    SF Friday, 13 February 2015 11:01 AM

    what about the Bharatha killing? Just get a independant doctor to verify whether he actually underwent a brain surgery!

    mailman Friday, 13 February 2015 02:27 PM

    Times up for Diminda you may escape once twice maybe even thitd and fourth. But not forever. Please officials dont give him the prison hostpital facility. Behind bars to think about all he did. via DM Android App

    ARROW Friday, 13 February 2015 11:08 AM

    Still his drug money is working. It is good for CID

    riz Friday, 13 February 2015 11:19 PM

    Good point

    Fassey Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:30 PM

    He should have been given kudu instead of tea and lunch. He should feel the taste, get addicted and feel the agony of youngsters who ruined their lives lives due to drug menace.

    Fassey Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:30 PM

    He should have been given kudu instead of tea and lunch. He should feel the taste, get addicted and feel the agony of youngsters who ruined their lives lives due to drug menace.

    T Wickramaratna Friday, 13 February 2015 02:54 PM

    By next week Duminda will be in a star class prisons hospital, enjoying all the goodies at the expense of the tax payer.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 February 2015 08:51 AM

    How many days more to finalize the judgement on Duminda Silva, the worst devil who ruined the youths of our nation.

    Veda-mama Friday, 13 February 2015 03:24 PM


    silva Friday, 13 February 2015 09:02 AM

    We know there are big guys sitting over the law and only ones in prison are poor guys like stolen a loaf of bread

    willowsd Friday, 13 February 2015 11:50 AM

    Also find out lavish gifts given to higher up for their kids weddings??

    Dayawathie Friday, 13 February 2015 03:40 PM

    If he get sick under pressure can he go to a Singapore hospital ?.

    shantha Friday, 13 February 2015 03:50 PM

    What other police force in the world would state this while the vermin is still free?

    kithudugama Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:16 PM

    Sentence him to 15 years in Hilton,

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 13 February 2015 09:24 AM

    Also investigate his money laundering activities connected with Gota and KP and LTTE money.

    Veda-mama Friday, 13 February 2015 04:08 PM


    Upul Friday, 13 February 2015 04:18 PM

    Why have the doctors and lawyers who certified he was being treated for brain damage not being questioned?

    Zainab Monday, 16 February 2015 08:10 AM

    He must be punished as per the law and his bodyguards too. Even they play with innocents lives!!

    Ron Sunday, 15 February 2015 04:20 AM

    Hey Dummia you are a bloody fool. If only you had stick to the Tea Trade and not this dirty politics you would have achieved all your goals.

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