CID informs court: White van suspects acted on Rajitha’s instructions

18 December 2019 11:35 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that the two persons who were arrested by the CID for making controversial statements regarding ‘white vans’ during a press conference have confessed to the CID that they had done so due to a request by former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.

The CID also informed the court that the suspects had also confessed that they had made false statements during the press conference regarding gold and foreign currency of LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran following a request by Rajitha Senaratne.

The CID said the suspects had said in their statements that they had demanded Rs.3 million to fulfil the deal and it was reduced to Rs. 2 million after the minister agreed to provide them with other perks such as two houses and jobs at the US or UK embassy.

The suspects had also said that they related in the press conference what former Minister Senaratne had written them to reveal and that the facts revealed by them in the press conference were not true.

The suspects had confessed that they had attended the press conference after promised monetary rewards by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne. (Nimathi Ranasinghe)

  Comments - 8

  • Saman Wednesday, 18 December 2019 11:57 PM

    The way things are going, not a genuine invester will come to country in near future. Trust me.

    sam silva Thursday, 19 December 2019 12:15 AM

    R.S. Has some serious explanation to do.

    Borat Thursday, 19 December 2019 07:18 AM

    So white vans didn’t exist only imaginary. SLPP can turn untruths to truth . Need to get into Guinness book of records

    Mm Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:19 AM

    Borat do you understand the article ? Unless you lie through your teeth like Rajitha and believe it as real

    K.L. Pathirana Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:16 AM

    "Agreed to provide them with other perks such as two houses and jobs at the US or UK embassy." Didn't know Rajitha is a registered vender of the embassies to provide local employees or what influence he has to do this task ? This appear as there is an attempt to sling mud at these two foreign establishments.

    johan Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:18 AM

    White van culture was there may be these two individuals are not connected to it.Only election propaganda

    N.S. Nanayakkara Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:05 AM

    Arrest Rajitha before he leaves the country.

    petgord34 Thursday, 19 December 2019 12:09 PM

    Arrest of Rajitha is now unavoidable

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