CID grills Parliamentarian Piyal Nishantha

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today questioned Parliamentarian Piyal Nishantha over a statement he had made related to the recent clash in Kalmunai.

The Parliamentarian had claimed that soldiers were killed during the clash but the Army had said not a single soldier was killed.

Notice was issued to the MP to appear before the CID today to record a statement over his claims. He was questioned for over five hours.

The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera had requested the CID to investigate the claims made by the MP on the basis that he had made a false statement.

At least 16 people were reported killed during the Kalmunai clash following the Easter Sunday attacks.

The Army and Police had said that among those killed were terrorists linked to the Easter Sunday attacks. (Colombo Gazette)

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