Former Rakna Lanka Chairman arrested

The former Chairman of Rakna Lanka, Victor Samaraweera, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today.

He was arrested over allegations linked to the Avant-Garde case.

The Attorney General’s Department had on Friday issued a directive to the Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickremaratne to arrest the suspects linked to the Avant-Garde case.

The suspects were accused of illegally operating ships carrying firearms and explosives when the former Government was in office.

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