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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne said today that he was not informed by the Senior DIG of the CID, IGP or the Defence Secretary to appear before the CID to give a statement this morning.

“I have seen the newspaper reports that I was summoned by the CID. But I was not officially informed by the SDIG, IGP or the Defence Secretary,” Admiral Wijegunaratne told the Daily Mirror.

Inspector of Police (IP) Nishantha Silva of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who is handling the case, last week informed the CDS to appear before the CID today (27) to record a statement over allegedly harbouring Lieutenant Commander Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath.

However, the CDS said that he would appear in the Court tomorrow (28).(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 20

  • Gamarala Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:53 PM

    See how gamarala has appointed infants for higher positions of the government.

    RP Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:24 AM

    MS has protected previous regime's known criminals from prosecution. This President let down the entire voters whom voted for him for transparent and better government.

    Johan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:58 PM

    Criminals always wait official invitation and even if they getthey evade or ignore Because the eleven youth killed were Tamils and Muslims .In sri Lanka political support is morefor these criminals

    Tuan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:17 PM

    He doesn't like educated youth as he doesn't have any.

    pinGona Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:58 PM

    can someone explain how a mongol person can become this much higher status..

    Adurutuma Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:00 PM

    Doesn't government officials screened for Down’s Syndrome...!

    SAM Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:11 PM

    High profile criminals got lots of loop holes to evade punishments.

    Double Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:13 PM

    We have two govts. hence there can be official and unofficial requests from both. Main thing is not to worryall the culprits will go scot free very soon.

    aruni Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:40 PM

    You are probably correct. As he surely know that the Govt is unofficial, he must have thought that way.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:21 PM

    This order is not an "Official Order", its a DEMAND by the CID to appear, it has nothing to do with your position or any other titles you have. Get it right in your skull.

    Moiez Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:58 PM

    This is an order, you don't need to wait for official invitation. This is an investigation where you killed so many innocent people, so face the investigation and get lost.

    Srimali Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:11 PM

    Director - CID, Please be ready with a feeding bottle and ample milk powder on 28th morning.

    Jaliya Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:00 PM

    This tropical Racoon thinks he is immune to law and order. It appeared that he is dictating CID how the correct the established procedures for centuries, that are wrong. He wants SDIG to invite him over to the CID to get a statement over a cup of tea. Now he should be arrested for failure to appear not once but twice among the chargers he is being accused of.

    Nadun Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:47 PM

    SDIG to send the invitation card, and menu card, including details of wine, chasers and bytes on order too please.

    Miniwan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:20 PM

    why not get the jumper size too..!

    Mandy Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:39 PM

    So when he says NOW "However, the CDS said that he would appear in the Court tomorrow (28)," has he been officially informed. Otherwise he should not go according to him but get arrested on court order.

    Wiraj Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:56 PM

    wait..!, you will be officially informed of punishments for multiple highhanded acts you have done so far...!!!

    Charles Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:56 PM

    Who cares about your navy costume? If you did hideous crimes you have to face the time. Do you think you are above the law?

    Royalist Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:29 PM

    Really ashamed to see long list of high handed acts including: abetting a criminal, fund him, send criminal out of the country, not cooperating with investigations, avoiding court, and influencing witnesses, from a senior officer of the government. Is this the good governance we established on 08th with very high expectations.

    PiKay Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:13 AM

    "Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi is said to work 20 hours a day. "I have very little sleep. All my doctor friends consistently advise me that I should increase my sleeping. I should sleep minimum for 5 to 6 hours. But I have become so workaholic and it has become my habit since many years that I hardly sleep for 3.5 hours. But it is a very sound sleep. I go to bed and within 30 seconds I fall asleep," PM Modi said during an interview in 2011.",7340,L-4121747,00.htmlMy dear colleagues, a responsible president can't sleep at 10.00Pm at night and awake after long hours. Say thats ok....But biggest problem is our leaders are not putting work into the number of hours they are awake. Utterly sad to see the downfall of the country.

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