CID records statement from Namal over Galle Face incident

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) recorded a statement today from former Minister Namal Rajapaksa over the Galle Face incident.

Former Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was questioned by the CID yesterday together with her husband Kanchana Jayaratne.

Parliamentarians Rohitha Abeygunawardena, C.B. Ratnayake and Sanjeewa Edirimanne were also questioned by the CID over the Galle Face attack.

The Police said that the MPs were questioned over the mob attack on peaceful protesters at Galle Face and those gathered outside Temple Trees.

Two Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarians, Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake, have already been remanded till 25th May over the attack on peaceful demonstrators near Temple Trees and Galle Face.

The two MPs were accused of being involved in the 9th May mob attack on the peaceful demonstrators.

The mob had launched the attack on the demonstrators after attending a meeting at Temple Trees with then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had earlier informed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena of a plan to question a number of MPs over the recent violence at Galle Face and near Temple Trees. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The CID is popular for taking statements :—)))

    They took too many statements from politicians about Easter Sunday bombings. Have they found the Mastermind?

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