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.