Daughter of slain Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge along with several families of victims of grave crimes have written to the Attorney General expressing alarm and concern over the treatment of the former Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) director Shani Abeysekara who is currently in remand custody.
Observing that Abeysekara has been imprisoned based on contradictory statements and allegations, the group including Ahimsa Wickrematunge, urged the Attorney General Dappula de Livera to reconsider the objection to granting bail to Mr. Abeysekara. They added that the same standard of compassion, care and consideration shown to former terrorists and narcotics peddlers, should be shown to the former CID director.
It was reported that Shani Abeysekara recently contracted COVID-19 while in remand custody, and is now in military custody at Gallewa, Polonnaruwa. The group expressed grave concern over this decision.