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CID to probe Rajitha’s ‘white van’ remark

2 December 2019 05:51 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The CID today fact-reported to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court to launch a fresh investigation into the controversial statement made by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne on ‘white van drivers’ at a press conference held prior to the presidential election.

Addressing a press conference held on November 10, the former minister said a new government of theirs would probe into the alleged murders and abductions took place during the Rajapaksa regime.

In front of the media, he had presented two individuals whom he claimed were a ‘white van’ driver and victim of an attempted abduction in such a setting.

However, reporting facts before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, the CID informed that it would launch investigations into suspects Anthony Douglas Fernando and Athula Sanjaya Madanayake who were reported to be a white van driver and victim.

Furthermore, the CID said it would conduct investigations into accommodation facilities provided to both suspects and on concealing facts in connection to the said incident.

The CID requested a magisterial order for television channels requesting unedited video clips of the press conference. Accordingly, the Magistrate ordered the channels to provide the needful.

The complaint has been lodged by an individual identified as Kumudu Pradeep Sanjeewa Perera and the CID is to continue investigations according to Section 102, 113 and 119 of the Penal Code. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Dharma Monday, 02 December 2019 07:09 PM

    This is a good decision because under the guise of democracy and media freedom many mudslinging were targeted by Sajith group at GR .Crocodile story was one of them.There must be an end to this culture.

    Manu Monday, 02 December 2019 08:56 PM

    He is a biggest dirtiest UNP mouth. He should be really delt with strongly.

    TONY Monday, 02 December 2019 09:48 PM


    Strategist Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:09 AM

    Rajitha is an insult to Sri Lanka. He must face the consequences.

    M.C. Jayawardena Tuesday, 03 December 2019 05:40 AM

    Most foul mouthed politician in Sri Lanka. After licking MR boots for nearly 10-12 years, betrayed him at last minute in 2015 and joined UNP and Maithri. Stinking. Should be wiped out at the coming General election.

    L.L.Perera Tuesday, 03 December 2019 05:41 AM

    It is time that the opponents of the current President realised that he ( despite a barrage of accusations during the past ten years) calmly went about his duties , ignoring the rabble that was silenced by his recent astounding victory, at the polls.

    sam Jey Tuesday, 03 December 2019 06:10 AM

    I am sure this so called swiss embassy abduction case is a fabrication , either this woman is seeking an excuse to take the family to Switzerland, why is she so shaken, Rajitha is the big mouthed ugliest member in the UNP,i think its time to shut him up

    Max Tuesday, 03 December 2019 07:02 AM

    Good decision .. Most awaited of mine

    lord pakeer Tuesday, 03 December 2019 05:01 PM

    it is high time and in the interest of SL political culture, this matter must be properly investigated and if RS had got them to make false accusations, he must be prosecuted the fullest extent of the law and even strip him of his civic rights.

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