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Colombo, Jan 29 (Daily Mirror) - Social media activist Piyath Nikeshala has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department, police said.

He was reportedly arrested after being summoned before the CID to obtain a statement over publishing a recorded telephone conversation between Public Security Minister Tiran Alles and another social media activist on his YouTube channel.

Piyath Nikeshala was also arrested on June last year over the live streaming on social media of the incident of burning President Ranil Wickremesinghe's private residence in Colombo on July 09, 2022


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  • Mohandev Monday, 29 January 2024 09:10 PM

    These are anti social menace to a struggling economy

    Jayantha Monday, 29 January 2024 09:13 PM

    Government is scared of next aragalaya. Those cid officers will definitely loose jobs and will have a hard time when npp or sjb comes to power. Both opposition parties should be more active than before. People are struggling with high taxes, high electricity bills and water bills.go home rw and rogue family lead government.

    Mahila Tuesday, 30 January 2024 12:52 AM

    This RESULT is, when 'People' or popularly "Also Known As" (AKA) 'MASSES', enjoy ZERO or UNCONSCIONABLY, REDUCED TAXES and/or "FREEBEES" for LONG time - 20 Years (2004 to 2024) under the GUISE of "Election PROMISES" or Colloquially "Election GUNDOS" and become Dazed and Delirious!!!??? Then, there comes a Time to ‘PAY BACK’ FOR “PAST SINS” – OVER INDULGENCE –“Thannawa”!!!??? Going against the EDICTS of Lord Gautama, the Buddha!!? Some call it "KARMA"!? Whatever and whichever, “THOPPI”, fits/suits one may PUT-IT ON proudly indeed!!!???

    Lohan Ratwatte Monday, 29 January 2024 10:56 PM

    Why do you gutter crawling apologists for free speech censor people’s comments. An opinion column is just that; someone’s F’ing opinion. And just because it doesn’t fit your agenda, you have no right to censor it.

    johan Monday, 29 January 2024 11:24 PM

    Our politicians think that they are higher class than the politicians of US and Europe.In US we find Presidents' image are printed in toilet issues.

    Ranil the terrified Tuesday, 30 January 2024 03:12 AM

    The harrassment of ordinary people by the government full of criminals has started under the instructions of the rajapaksas. Kick the scum out.

    Ranil the terrified Tuesday, 30 January 2024 03:20 AM

    If anyone says anything against the government is interrogated by the CID. The top echilions of the CID are in the pockets of the Ranil rajapaksa criminal syndicate.

    Koch the scum out Tuesday, 30 January 2024 03:22 AM

    We have a scared poof running the country.

    Ram Tuesday, 30 January 2024 04:21 AM

    If the phone conversation is not a doctored version what harm in publishing it. the Minister will be exposed for his conduct on the phone and or any promises given that have not been complied

    Paramanathan K Tuesday, 30 January 2024 06:15 AM

    GUILTY MIND WOBBLES. A sense of guilt pervades the atmosphere, as numerous individuals with questionable intentions appear to be entrenched within the government, shielded by top leaders without undergoing any investigations or inquiries. A notable example is the infamous Keheliya Rambukwela, who is widely recognized for engaging in blatant acts of robbery. There are several others strategically placed in positions of influence, seemingly with the intent to engage in illicit activities.

    Joshua Tuesday, 30 January 2024 06:46 AM

    These baya gulloa will be chased away at the next election.

    Neil Tuesday, 30 January 2024 06:47 AM

    These CID interviews have been so many in SL and has there been any result of these numerous interviews? SL CID must be the busiest investigating agency in the whole world.

    Sokrates Tuesday, 30 January 2024 09:15 AM

    A shame for Sri Lanka. Developed democracies have special laws to protect whistleblowers, unlike Sri Lanka's dictatorial laws against freedom of expression.

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 30 January 2024 10:21 AM

    This guy is not a whistle-blower, he is publishing unauthorised recording of phone conversation. That is not falling under any whistle blowing conventions.

    Tissa Tuesday, 30 January 2024 12:31 PM

    You don't seem to have a clue what Whistleblower Legislation covers buddie.

    He is whistle blower showing wicked evil government in action Tuesday, 30 January 2024 02:11 PM

    @Tissa Of course the other social media activist gave him the recording. It was agreed on. Are you wicked evil like the Minister in question?


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