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Two special CID teams to probe import of 6000 swords

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The Attorney General’s (AG) Department today told the Court of Appeal that the two special Police teams from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), headed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), have been deployed to investigate the importation of 6,000 swords during the period of the heinous Easter Sunday suicide attack.

When the writ petition filed by the Colombo Archbishop His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith seeking an order from the security forces to conduct a formal inquiry into the above matter, representing the AG’s Department, Senior State Counsel (SSC) Dr Awanthi Perera brought the attention of the Court that the two teams of CID officers have been appointed under the instructions of IGP C.D. Wickremaratne.

Accordingly, the bench comprising Court of Appeal Justices Arjuna Obesekera and Mayadunne Correa postponed the hearing of the petition till May 6.

The bench also directed President’s Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena to respond whether the petitioner will be continuing with the hearing of the petition or not on the same date. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Johan w Wednesday, 31 March 2021 04:32 PM

    Those were found to be table knif not swords.. case dismissed.

    AneyMandha Wednesday, 31 March 2021 05:16 PM

    after two years? kannadha?

    LOL Wednesday, 31 March 2021 06:01 PM

    Import of the swords done two years ago but investigations commencing only now ?

    ANTON Wednesday, 31 March 2021 06:41 PM


    Ramesh Wednesday, 31 March 2021 07:02 PM

    Probably another commission report to archives.

    R H LIYANAGE Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:33 PM

    At Last, Yakapalanaya went to sleep Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:40 PM

    I think this it to divert people's mind. Sri lankans, open your eyes and see whats happening NOW

    roni Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:18 PM

    Sports festival 2021 kadu fights.

    Hamid Thursday, 01 April 2021 10:08 PM

    Minimum 6000 men required to carry swords

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