The statement recorded from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr, was submitted to the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today.
The CID recorded the statement from Mr Rajapaksa on August 17 at his residence.
Meanwhile, Mt. Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Abeywickreme ordered to re-remand former Military Intelligence Director and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara till August 27.
The Magistrate said a decision on whether to grant bail to the suspect would be made during the next hearing. (Dilanga Gomes)