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Former State Minister and SJB MP Ashok Abeysinghe who gave a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today failed to divulge any information or source over speech he had made over the Easter Sunday attacks, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said the MP had conveyed his apology to CID over the impact caused following his statement.

The CID noticed MP Abeysinghe to appear before the CID to record his statement over the speech he made upon the perpetrators of the Easter Sunday attack recently.

In addition, he had mentioned the funding sources of the perpetrators of the suicide attack.

The CID today recorded a five-hour statement from the MP.

The spokesman said MP Abeysinghe was questioned extensively over the source behind the information he revealed. However, he did not disclose any concrete source.

DIG Rohana said various individuals have posted several comments on social media based on the MPs statement.

He said the CID will seek the advice of the Attorney General to further this investigation.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 5

  • Ravi Thursday, 11 March 2021 09:01 PM

    SJB is digging their own hole. Do something rather spreading false information. See what has happened to JVP. 15MPs dropped to 3 MPs.

    Buddhist Thursday, 11 March 2021 09:15 PM

    When the Easter attack commission's report is not fully released and as the Govt paid Saharan in the beginning during previous Rajapakse regime, there is nothing wrong in what Abeysinghe said.

    Ranjith Friday, 12 March 2021 10:35 AM

    He said the truth but no proof yet to be proved

    Antony Jude Friday, 12 March 2021 11:15 AM

    It is CID's responsibility to investigate and look for evidence based on Mr.Abeysinghe's speech. Some politicians claimed that Rajapaksa government provided financial support to Zahran group those days when GR was defence secretary.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 12 March 2021 11:46 AM

    When making public statements politicians should guard their mouth without resorting fb posts like comments. Even verbal diarrhea in public should be under pamper, lest the foul smell will be unbearable.


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