CID to visit former President on 17th August

CID to visit former President on 17th August

Criminal Investigation Department has informed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that they will visit his residence to record a statement.

Reportedly, this will be regarding the abduction of Journalist Keith Noyahr.

Accordingly, the CID will visit the former President on the 17th of August.

Noyahr, the former Deputy Editor of an English weekly newspaper, was abducted on May 22, 2008. A day later, he was dropped off near his residence, badly beaten up and bruised.

Several army personnel including officers attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate and an Army Major were previously arrested and remanded in connection with the case.