Rajitha, Chathura to be questioned over false complaint of journalist abduction
Posted on March 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) is due to interrogate former Minister Rajitha Senaratne and former MP Chathura Senaratne over a false complaint filed by a journalist alleging that he was abducted.

A journalist recently lodged a complaint claiming that he had been abducted and assaulted by four individuals on March 10.

However, following a lengthy investigation by the CCD, the complaint made by the 62-year-old journalist and owner of the ‘Siyarata’ newspaper was proven to be false, police said.
Police stated that it was uncovered that the burn marks which he alleged were inflicted by his kidnappers were actually self-inflicted using a mason trowel at his residence.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the journalist in question had visited an office of former Parliamentarian Chathura Senaratne in Thimbirigasyaya, where he had met with the former Minister Rajitha Senaratne at the office.

Accordingly, the journalist has been arrested for filing a false complaint, he said.

Officials of the CCD are due to obtain statements from Rajitha and Chathura Senaratne over the incident, DIG Rohana said.

The suspect has also admitted that he had made a false complaint through a confession, he further stated.

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