Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who was in remand custody, was released on conditional bail by Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today.
The CDS was remanded over allegedly intimidating a witness in the case of Naval Officer Prasad Hettiarachchi allegedly abducting and making 11 civilians disappear.
D.S Tissera of the CID appearing with OIC Nishantha Silva made a lengthy submission and said that CDS Wijegunratne had attempted to shoot and abduct witness Laksiri Galagamage at the Naval Restaurant at Navy Headquarters. (Shehan Chamika Silva and Yoshitha Perera)
Chari Wednesday, 5 December 2018 17:02
These are the War Heroes. But for them we would still be in the "Bombs" era.
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sathees Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:12
@chari, you got the term wrong. War heros are the ones who would scarifies even their life to do the right thing and do it without fear. Not helping criminals! Don't shame the real war Heros!!!
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Mandy Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:21
A real hero will never be accused of these crimes. Many mistake that a group of a fighting unit has both real heroes and shadow heroes and the latter get undue credit for the combined effort.
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Jaliya Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:07
Just when we thought we have faith in the judiciary, .... a bail out on criminal conduct by the highest official in the military. The offense under which the CDS is charged is non bailable. Conditional or unconditional period !
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