By Dianne Silva
The CID visited the house of a top aide of Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka this morning to arrest him. However he was not at the residence at the time. The CID is accusing Fonseka’s aide of having illegal weapons in his house.
General Sarath Fonseka’s Secretary Dr. Senaka Arnold Haripriya de Silva said that around 20 CID officers had visited his house early this morning.
“Around 1.00 am CID officers came to my mother’s house which is in my name in the hope of arresting me,” De Silva told Daily Mirror online.
The CID again visted his house a short while ago. According to the letter addressed to de Silva from the CID he is to be questioned on the sanctioning of the transportation of illegal weapons.
Although expected to appear for an interview at 9 this morning, De Silva told Daily Mirror Online he had no intention of doing so. “They are trying to arrest me for no reason and for a matter I have no connection to. I’m busy running a campaign and have no time for this,” he said.
Meanwhile the CID claims the weapons found in a Temple recently were transported using a vehicle registered under the name of De Silva. “We wanted to question him in relation to the recently arrested monk. The vehicle carrying weapons used by the monk was registered under De Silva’s name. We visited his homes a number of times in search of De Silva,” the Director of the CID SSP Wijeya Amerasinghe said.