Friday, 25th June 2021

Ex minister Rajitha Senaratne has disappeared: CID

Colombo, Dec 26 (BAN/ AD): As court has issued arrest warrant for former Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne Criminal Investigation Department (CID) says he has disappeared from his residence yesterday (25). A team of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers had gone to the residence of MP Rajitha Senaratne at Bauddhaloka Mawatha on Dec 25th to arrest him after informing the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in writing.

The police officers searched his residence upon learning of his absence, the police team also searched three other residences of the former minister. As he was not in those, CID officials have checked several other places he frequents with no success. Several hospitals were also searched by the Intelligence Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court issued a warrant for the arrest of former Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on Tuesday, who is accused of holding a media briefing on November 10 with two persons claiming to be involved in ‘White Van’ abductions.

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