Chief of Defence Staff arrives at Court

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne appears before the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court a short while ago.

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne arrived to appear in the case over the abduction of 11 youths.

The former Navy Commander is accused of shielding a navy officer allegedly responsible for abductions and killings.

Police recently told the court the admiral had protected Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi, a navy intelligence officer who is the main suspect in the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths between 2008 and 2009.

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