Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara arrested

Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara has been arrested.

The Police said that Abeysekara was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) over allegations he concealed evidence in a weapons case.

He was questioned for some eight hours and produced before the Gampaha Magistrate.

The Magistrate ordered that Abeysekara be remanded till 7 August.

Just yesterday Abeysekara had withdrawn the latest Fundamental Rights (FR) petition he filed before the Supreme Court seeking court intervention to be reinstated to his post.

His lawyers informed court that the latest FR petition was withdrawn as another petition had been filed earlier.

Last December Abeysekara filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court (SC) challenging his transfer.

Abeysekara filed another petition before the Supreme Court earlier this month seeking court intervention to be reinstated to his post.

Abeysekara was transferred and assigned to serve as the Personal Assistant to the Southern DIG following the recent Presidential elections.

The National Police Commission (NPC) had approved the transfer which was made on a request by the Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne.

Abeysekara led investigations into several high profile cases involving politicians who were then in the opposition but are now in power.

The current Government had accused Abeysekara of carrying out a political agenda while the opposition accused the authorities of taking revenge on Abeysekara. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I can only advice you to take the same avenue which I gave FM. Sarath Fonseka when he was put behind bars.

    “ධම්මෝ හවේ රක්ඨති ධම්මචාරී”
    “Dhammo Hawe Raktathi Dhammachari”
    Use the time in custody to contemplate all the good deeds you have performed in your life,

    “Uppananam Kusalanam Dammanam, ……………………..”

    The nature of the mental process effects a division of right effort into four “great endeavours”:

    (1) to prevent the arising of un arisen unwholesome states;

    (2) to abandon unwholesome states that have already arisen;

    (3) to arouse wholesome states that have not yet arisen;

    (4) to maintain and perfect wholesome states already arisen.

    (4) To maintain arisen wholesome states

    “Herein the disciple rouses his will to maintain the wholesome things that have already arisen, and not to allow them to disappear, but to bring them to growth, to maturity, and to the full perfection of development; and he makes effort, stirs up his energy, exerts his mind and strives.” (AN 4:13; Word of the Buddha, p. 59.)

    “The Buddha says that the Dhamma, the ultimate truth of things, is directly visible, timeless, calling out to be approached and seen. He says further that it is always available to us, and that the place where it is to be realized is within oneself.
    The ultimate truth, the Dhamma, is not something mysterious and remote, but the truth of our own experience. ” [Dhammo sanditthiko akaliko ehipassiko opanayiko paccattam veditabbo vinnuhi. (M. 7, etc.)]

    He (SF) rightfully adhered, walked the path and results are visible in this life itself.
    May you be well, happy, peaceful and most of all free from ill health and suffering!

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