Former Military Intelligence Director and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara has been arrested by the CID in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008.
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said Major General Karunasekara who was also the Commandant at Defence Services Command and Staff College, was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting the Keith Noyahr abduction.
He was an in-house patient at the Military Hospital when the arrest was made.
SP Gunasekara said the retired Major General is currently undergoing treatment at the Hospital under CID custody.
The Spokesman said the CID will inform the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate over the arrest.
Keith Noyahr was abducted and assaulted on May 22, 2008 in Dehiwala.(Darshana Sanjeewa)