Former additional Secretary of Defence and National Police Commission Secretary D.M. Saman Dissanayake was arrested by the CID today over the Avant Garde armoury case.
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said he was arrested while he was undergoing treatment at the Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital.
The Attorney General had earlier instructed the acting IGP to arrest him over the offences he had allegedly committed under the firearms ordinance, Explosives Act and the Penal Code in connection with the incident. (Darshana Sanjeewa)