Thursday, 24th June 2021

CDS released on conditional bail

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: It was announced today by Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake that Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who was in remand custody was released on conditional bail.

The CDS was remanded for allegedly intimidating a witness over the case of Navel Officer Prasad Hettiarachchi who was accused for abduction and disappearance of 11 civilians.

A lengthy submission was made by D.S Tissera of the CID appearing with OIC Nishantha Silva, revealing that CDS Wijegunratne had attempted to shoot and abduct witness Laksiri Galagamage at the Naval Restaurant at Navy Headquarters.

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