Thursday, 16th September 2021


Sri Lanka: Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday imposed a ban on Anti Corruption Force Organization Working Director Namal Kumara and former Terrorist Investigation Division Director DIG Nalaka Silva from travelling abroad without the court’s permission.

Namal Kumara had revealed that DIG Nalaka Silva had discussed with him an alleged plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and the former Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Namal Kumara and Nalaka Silva appeared before court yesterday. The Magistrate further stated that the Government Analyst has informed court in a fax message that the Government Analyst’s report regarding the voice samples of Namal and Nalaka Silva has been finalised.

Attorney-at-Law Ajith Pathirana appeared on behalf of the Nalaka Silva while Counsel Maithree Munasinghe appeared for Namal Kumara. Attorney-at-Law Maithree Munasinghe appearing on behalf of the Namal Kumara informed court that Nalaka Silva has unofficially requested the Special Task Force Deputy Inspector General to provide STF training for TID officials.

The Magistrate also ordered the Government Analyst to hand over the voice samples report to the Criminal Investigation Department.

The Magistrate fixed the inquiry for October 23.


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