VIP Assassination Plot: Former DIG Nalaka de Silva arrives at CI

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Former DIG Nalaka de Silva arrived at Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for the 5th day today (25), to give a statement on VIP assassination plot allegations.

Former Head of the Terrorism Investigations Department (TID), Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Nalaka de Silva has been requested to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (25) over the investigations into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The CID obtained a statement close to six hours from former DIG of the Terrorism Investigations Division Nalaka de Silva on Tuesday (23).

The CID is currently investigating the allegations made by the Operational Director of the Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara that DIG Nalaka de Silva had been allegedly conspiring to assassinate President Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa by using underworld criminal ‘Makadure Madush’ who is absconding Court at the moment.

DIG Nalaka de Silva was sent on compulsory leave and later interdicted by the National Police Commission (NPC) following a recommendation forwarded by the Ministry of Law and Order, while a separate inquiry is in progress over the automatic firearms of the Division that had gone missing.

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