A compliant was lodged at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today against the false rumors that a close associate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was allegedly involved in an incident where a large heroin haul weighing 231.5 kilogrammes was seized at Beruwala on December 5.
The complaint was lodged by Attorney Gamini Ekanayake claiming that the false rumor had gone viral in the social media where a picture is being circulated in which Mr. Gotabaya and an individual named Mohammad Najmi appearing together.
Speaking to the media, Ekanayake said the police had arrested three suspects in connection to the incident among them one was Mohammad Rizwan.
He said MP Ranjan Ramanayake and Ninzer Nizamudeen have published certain posts in social media twisting the identity of real suspect who is in police custody and denies any link between the suspect and Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
He said this was done intentionally with the motive of tarnishing the reputation of Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 7
Tru Wednesday, 12 December 2018 04:39 AM
This means UNP members are openly creating spreading fake news? You are trying to create a negative sentiment about Gota because you know ur Ranil has no way of facing him in an election.
Gamma Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:56 AM
Is there an image to be tarnished after murder and assault of journalists.
Borat Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:33 AM
No smoke without fire.
Perumal Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:50 AM
Yes, you must fight to buy reputation and to get rid of notoriety.
K. C. John Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:20 AM
Have the CID and Dept. of Inland Revenue ever probed Mohammed Najmi? If so, what are their findings? Should be published as matters of public interest.
Ouf of the box Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:00 AM
Why wasn't a complaint lodged when Gota was linked to the white van?
SKM Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:20 AM
Gotabhaya has enough reputation for other things, Why add more?
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