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Criminal Instigations Department (CID) arrests Rajitha Senaratne

Colombo, Dec 27 (BAN/ AD): On Friday morning Criminal Instigations Department (CID) has arrested former minister and Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne. As per reports he has been admitted to the Cardiac intensive care Unit of Lanka Hospital, Narahenpita.

Attorney General’s Department told Colombo Magistrate’s Court that the former Minister Rajitha Senaratne who had been hospitalized after an arrest warrant was issued, has not been arrested yet.

When the case pertaining to the controversial white van media briefing in the last presidential election was called today Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne questioned whether Rajitha Senaratne, the third suspect in the case, has been arrested.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris told court that Rajitha Senaratne has not been arrested yet.

On December 24 the court issued a arrest warrant and since he had gone into hiding and around 7:30 last night had admitted to a private hospital in Colombo, the Deputy Solicitor General informed the court.

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