CID questions Gotabhaya for 3 hours

September 12, 2018

The Criminal Investigations Department today questioned Former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, for three hours over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.

The Former Defence Secretary was summoned for questioning today, and accordingly appeared before the CID around 10 this morning.

Earlier former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also recorded a statement before the CID from his official residence, over Noyahr’s abduction and assault which took place in 2008.

Previously former Chief of the Army Intelligence Division Major General Amal Karunasekara who was arrested by the CID and placed in remand custody, over suspected involvement in the incident, was released on bail by the Mount Lavinia Magistrates Court on Monday.

Six persons including the Major General were arrested and remanded over the abduction, assault and illegal detainment of the journalist.

Keith Noyahr was subjected to the assault in May 2008 while employed at a newspaper.