CID protects Rishad: Wimal
Posted on June 12th, 2019

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is protecting former Industry and Commerce Minister, Rishad Bathiudeen by not revealing information with regard to Sathosa vehicles being used for activities of the extremists, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa alleged today.

Addressing a news briefing, he said the CID was deliberately hiding comprehensive facts in connection with the alleged events of Sathosa and added the CID had the adequate evidence to prove the culpability of the former Minister Bathiudeen.

The CID has obtained relevant information like GPS reports from the Sathosa and questioned its authorities. Besides, not only CID but also the Defence Ministry has this information,” the MP said.

We are not satisfied with the investigations carried out by the CID,” he added. He said they had evidence to prove that Sathosa vehicles had been used to promote extremism.

We have the GPS reports of the vehicles namely; PL-2961, PL-2962, PL-2963 and PL-2882 belonging to the Sathosa were used to transport extremists.

It was reported that the Sathosa is going to file case against us and demand for a compensation alleging that we have tarnished its image by revealing that Sathosa vehicles were used to transport extremists.

However, MP Weerawansa said they were ready to face any case.We will prove in courts by providing all the evidence as to how Sathosa vehicles were used for extremist activities. (

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