Enough evidence against Nalaka de Silva on assassination plot – CID
Posted on March 6th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Attorney General’s Department have determined that there is sufficient and clear evidence to prove that the former DIG Nalaka de Silva’s involvement in the alleged VIP assassination plot.

When the case was taken up today (06), the CID and the AG Department have informed the Fort Magistrate with this regard.

The Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, representing the Attorney General, informed the court that former DIG Nalaka de Silva had connections with the recently arrested underworld kingpin ‘Makndure Madush’ and singer Amal Perera who was arrested along with Madush. The former DIG had acted clandestinely in order not to reveal his connections to these persons, added the Deputy Solicitor General.

Considering the information presented, Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, directed the CID to produce a report on evidence against Nalaka de Silva, at the next hearing.

Accordingly, former DIG Nalaka de Silva was further remanded until 19th of March, as per the order of the Magistrate.

Director (Operations) of Anti-Corruption Movement, Namal Kumara, on September, had uncovered information of a conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the alleged conversations that he has had with former DIG Nalaka de Silva regarding the matter and other controversial topics.

The CID subsequently commenced investigations regarding the alleged conspiracy and has recorded statements from both Namal Kumara and the former DIG on multiple occasions.

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