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Probe continues on ex-DIG Nalaka Silva based on Namal Kumara’s complaint: Minister

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Further investigations were being carried out into former Terrorism Investigation Division Director Nalaka Silva upon a compliant lodged by Anti-Corruption Force Director Namal Kumara in 2018 on an alleged plot to assassinate the then President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary and incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara revealed today.

The Minister told Parliament that preliminary investigations are being conducted by the Police Special Investigation Unit on the orders of the IGP after taking charge of the investigation files which were in the custody of the Court.

He said this in response to a question raised by SJB MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha on the progress of the investigations into the incident.

The MP said DIG Nalaka Silva, who was the Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division, was arrested and removed from the position following an audio clip was made public by Namal Kumara claiming that an alleged plot to assassinate then President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was being hatched.

The MP said Nalaka Silva had been conducting investigations into Zahran Hashim and that DIG Silva was planning to obtain a red warrant to arrest Zahran when he was arrested.

“Due to the arrest of DIG Silva, Zahran could not be arrested. Following the arrest of DIG Silva, a series of political incidents took place in the country including the 52-day political conspiracy. And then, the Easter Sunday attack. This is a serious conspiracy,” he said.

MP Bandara asked about the progress of the investigation into the incident and if Namal Kumara had told a lie, what action had been taken against him and the state of the investigations on DIG Silva.

Minister Weerasekara said Anti-Corruption Force Director Namal Kumara had lodged a complaint on September 15, 2018 that there was a plot to assassinate the said higher officials and added that having completed the investigations, investigation files had been referred to the Attorney General for his advice on September 9, 2019.

The Minister denied that there was any political hand behind the said murder plot.

He said Nalaka Silva had been released on bail on May 21, 2019 and that he was suspended on October 17, 2018 on the directions of the National Police Commission.

The Minister also said that the request made by the DIG Silva to reinstate him, has been turned down by the Public Services Commission on December 17, 2019.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Curious Tuesday, 21 September 2021 10:50 PM

    Jokes on us.

    Ashan B Wednesday, 22 September 2021 06:50 AM

    When a patient is in a terminal illness, secondary infections set in because of lack of immunity. Our current political class in general is the secondary infection we have on a terminally ill society.

    Kathirkamanathan Wednesday, 22 September 2021 07:11 AM

    just trying to divert the present country situation

    Jaya Tuesday, 21 September 2021 11:32 PM

    Diversion for fort city. Another two months eye wash and brain wash for citizens.

    Detective Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:57 AM

    If a senior policeman had planned to kill Sri Lankan political leaders on both sides, then surely the people who are the leaders of the plot must be from outside Sri Lanka, it is foreign plot. Which country is feeling the anger for the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka.

    Era Wednesday, 22 September 2021 09:19 AM

    This we as a plot by Sirisena Rajapakse combination to capture power.

    Ram Wednesday, 22 September 2021 02:42 AM

    Minister is trying to ride a horse that was considered dead since SLPP came to power to distract the public. Minister you too have failed like your "BOSS"

    Joseph de Silva Wednesday, 22 September 2021 04:13 AM

    Anyone with little bit of grey matter understand how DIG Nalaka S was removed to prevent the arrest of killer Zaharan. The plan to to topple the Yahapalana worked well. By the time the true story comes out the plotters will be gone and hopefully burning in Hell.

    Kps Wednesday, 22 September 2021 05:53 AM

    Do you want us to believe all these stories?

    Lion Wednesday, 22 September 2021 05:54 AM

    This drama was staged successfully before the arrival of the present king.

    P S P Perera Wednesday, 22 September 2021 05:58 AM

    How about Rathwatte?

    Lumbini Wednesday, 22 September 2021 06:02 AM

    There are millions of issues. Is this the most important one at this stage?

    Eran Wednesday, 22 September 2021 06:10 AM

    What a credible informant. To suit the needs the story is told.

    Dee Wednesday, 22 September 2021 06:26 AM

    For sure- some election is around the corner!

    jan Wednesday, 22 September 2021 07:10 AM

    JOKING, MISLEADINGS ENGULFED CONTINUEING,

    Citizen. L.k Wednesday, 22 September 2021 09:33 AM

    Namal kumara has already proven to be a liar and what about lohan ratwatta case ?we have not anything from you.

    Dinaal Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:49 AM

    Namal K and the present Min National Security needs to be consulted by a Phycology Doctor

    Prof Jey R Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:08 PM

    It was a deal by MY3 with SLPP to topple UNP Yahapalana Government.. Check where all the millions of money came to promote this fake voice cut story , ask Sirasa TV ask Hiru TV ask Derana TV who did the Brainwashing Programs.. Ask who invested in SLPP

    Anthony. R Thursday, 23 September 2021 01:54 PM

    Another Drama unfolds, Shame


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